0179. An Annotated List of the Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) of Dominica (Excluding Scolytinae and Platypodidae)

Charles W. O’Brien, Robert H. Turnbow, Jr.

Abstract


Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) of the West Indian island of Dominica are composed of 111 genera and 214 species and subspecies. Some of the species listed are morphospecies, or are known to be undescribed, but all are identified at least to genus. Previously the fauna was recorded as 31 species. Numbers presented herein represent a seven-fold increase in species diversity. Furthermore, the widespread nature of many species demonstrates that the supposedly endemic faunas of many West Indian islands may be based on collecting biases or a lack of people capable of providing species level identifications.

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