Hybomorphus melanosomus Saunders & Jekel, 1855

Lord Howe Island ground weevil



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: June 1869 or before?; 1889 (DECC NSW, 2007)



Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Saunders, W. W. and Jekel, H. (1855). Descriptions de quelques Curculionites. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (3)3: 289-306 + pl. 15.


Other references:

Braby, Michael F. (2019). Are insects and other invertebrates in decline in Australia? Austral Entomology 58(3): 471-477.

Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW). (2007). Lord Howe Island Biodiversity Management Plan Appendices. Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW), Sydney. vii + 267 pp.

Oberprieler, R. G. and Zimmerman, E. C. (2020). Australian Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Volume IV. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing.

Olliff, A. S. (1889). The insect fauna of Lord Howe Island. Australian Museum Memoir 2(4): 75-98.

Woinarski, John C. Z., Braby, M. F., Burbidge, A. A., Coates, D., Garnett, S. T., Fensham, R. J., Legge, S. M., McKenzie, N. L., Silcock, J L. and Murphy, B. P. (2019). Reading the black book: The number, timing, distribution and causes of listed extinctions in Australia. Biological Conservation 239: 108261.


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