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Anderson RS. 2022. A second species of the genus Erebaces Pascoe, 1871 (Curculionidae: Molytinae: Cryptorhynchini) from the Philippines. Insecta Mundi 0909: 1–3.
Erebaces woodruffi Anderson, new species (Curculionidae: Molytinae: Cryptorhynchini), from Palawan (Philippines) is described and illustrated. This is the second species of the genus Erebaces Pascoe described from the Philippines. It can be separated from Erebaces kidapawanus Pancini by the pair of divergent dorsal pale-scaled lines on the pronotum extended onto the elytra and by the form of the elytral tubercles.
The genus Erebaces Pascoe, 1871 was recently recorded in the Philippines based on the presence of E. kidapawanus Pancini, 2021 from Mindanao. The genus is easily recognized by the eyes finely faceted, protruding (toothed) elytral humeri, the deep rostral canal extended to the hind margin of the mesocoxae, and the first ventrite placed on a much lower level (when viewed laterally) than the other ventrites (Zimmerman 1974; Pancini 2021). Here I describe a second species of the genus based on a single female specimen from Palawan.