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Abstract

Occurrence of Hypurus bertrandi (PERRIS) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Ceutorhynchinae) in the Philippines.

Abstract

Portulaca oleracea L. (common purslane), belonging to the family Portulacaceae, is a widespread species by means of artificial introductions. To date, several herbivorous insects have been known to be associated with this plant, including the purslane leaf-mining weevil, Hypurus bertrandi. As far as we know, its occurrence in the Philippines has not been confirmed until now. Recently, we had an opportunity in Los Baños to find P. oleracea with many leaf-mines and were able to collect many weevil larvae and one adult of H. bertrandi on the plant. In this paper, we report the first record of H. bertrandi for the country.