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VANIN, Sergio A.  and  GAIGER, Fábio. A new spermophagous species of Heilipus Germar from the Amazonian Region (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Molytinae). Rev. Bras. entomol. [online]. 2005, vol.49, n.2, pp.240-244. ISSN 0085-5626.

Heilipus odoratus sp. nov. (type locality: Brazil, Amazonas, Manaus) is described based on adults reared from seeds of Aniba rosaeodora Ducke (Lauraceae), popularly called "pau-rosa". The species is spermophagous and develops from egg to adult inside the seeds. The new taxon is compared with the similar Heilipus draco (Fabricius, 1801). Illustrations of larva, pupa, adult and of important structures for species identification are given, including the male and female genitalia, figured for the first time for a species of Heilipus.

Keywords : Heilipus; new species; "pau-rosa"; spermophagy; weevils.

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