The faunal composition and economic value of Cleoninae in Xinjiang Uygur Aut. Reg. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).
This paper describes 60 species of Cleoninae belonging to 2 tribes and 23 genera collected from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China, of which 24 species are new records. The faunal compositions include the Central Asian, Europe-Siberia, Centrical Centro-Asian, Palaearctic and endemic ingredients, of which about 53% (31 species) belong to the Central Asian ingredients. The Cleoninae have important economic value, with 9 species belong to injurious insects of desert forests and 30 belonging to injurious insects of sugar beet, with Bothynoderes punctiventris and B. libitinarius major pests in Xinjiang.