Valenfriesia congener (Wollaston, 1877:188)

Blackened fungus weevil, Congeneric fungus beetle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Notioxenus congener Wollaston, 1877 (basionym)


Conservation Status


Last record: March 1967

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



St. Helena


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wollaston, Thomas Vernon. (1877). Coleoptera Sanctae-Helenae. John Van Voorst, London. [p. 188]


Other references:

Alonso-Zarazaga, M. A. and Lyal, C. H. C. (1999). A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) (excepting Scolytidae and Platypodidae). Entomopraxis S.C.P., Barcelona.

Basilewsky, P. (1972). Anthribidae. In: Basilewsky, P. (ed.). La faune terrestre de l'île de Sainte-Hélène. Deuxième partie. Annales du Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Zoologie. 192: 248-305.

Mendel, H., Ashmole, N. P. and Ashmole, Myrtle J. (2008/2013). Invertebrates of the Central Peaks and Peak Dale, St Helena. Commissioned by the St Helena National Trust, Jamestown, St Helena.

Pryce, D. and Dutton, A.-J. (2018). Valenfriesia congener. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T65585480A65585484. Accessed on 06 July 2022.


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