Two New Records of Lixinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Egypt

Document Type : Original Article


1 Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Zagazig University, Zagazig- Egypt

2 Department of Entomology, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt


The two species Ammocleonus aschabadensis (Faust, 1884) and Lixus (Compsolixus) castellanus Chevrolat, 1866 are recorded for the first time from the Egyptian fauna.The finding of these two species increased the number of the records of the two genera Ammocleonus and Lixus from one to two and from 21 to 22 respectively.  Synonymy, diagnoses, specimens examined, photographs and distributions are given for the two recorded species.