Zabaluev I.A. 2023. Immature stages of Pseudorchestes abdurakhmanovi Korotyaev, 1992 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) with notes on biology and distribution // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.2: 171–180 [in English].

Tver State University, 33 Zhelyabova, Tver 170100, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.32.2.06

ABSTRACT. The last instar larvae and pupae of the rare Pre-Caspian weevil Pseudorchestes abdurakhmanovi Korotyaev, 1992 are described and illustrated in detail for the first time. Its disjunctive range is confirmed, which includes two localities located approximately at the same latitude on both sides of the Caspian Sea — Sarykum barkhan (Dagestan, Russia) and Tuyesu sands near Senek village (Mangyshlak peninsula, Kazakhstan). For the first time, the host plant of this species Artemisia tschernieviana Besser was correctly recorded.

KEY WORDS. Curculionidae, Rhamphini, Pseudorchestes abdurakhmanovi, Artemisia tschernieviana, larvae, pupae, biology, Sarykum barkhan.

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