Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 29 - Cryptorhynchinae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - Contributor Notes

Lyal, CHC 1993. Cryptorhynchinae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Fauna of New Zealand 29, 308 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 29. ISBN 0-478-04518-2 (print), ). Published 02 Dec 1993


Contributor Chris Lyal studies weevils at The Natural History Museum in London, England. His past studies have included work on Curculionidae of South-east Asia and Africa, and also research into the parasitic lice of mammals and their co-evolution. His present work is on seedfeeding weevils in tropical forests, with a sideline in the structural adaptations that enable them to communicate with each other by means of squeaking noises. Chris was educated at London University, and holds a PhD from Irnperial College. He and his wife Juliet spent some months in New Zealand collecting and studying cryptorhynchine weevils for this contribution.

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