First Record of the Pit-Prop Beetle Hexarthrum exiguum (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Turkey

H. Huseyin Cebeci, Klaus Hellrigl, Paul F. Whitehead


The pit-prop beetle, Hexarthrum exiguum (Boheman), is reported for the first time from Turkey where a population was found colonizing skirting boards (baseboards) in Istanbul. The feeding of adults and larvae caused the skirting boards to disintegrate.

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