ZooKeys 31: 133-148, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.31.123
Review of the biodiversity and zoogeographical patterns of the weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) in Israel
Ariel-Leib-Leonid Friedman
Abstract The rich but poorly studied weevil (Curculionoidea) fauna in Israel is briefly reviewed, highlighting the uniqueness of its high biodiversity and zoogeographical pattern. The collection efforts of about 100 years are briefly summarized. Ten families of weevils, comprising around 1.000 species, are recorded; the Nemonychidae are recorded for the first time.