New species of Weevil Beetle discovered in Gingoog City named after a family of conservationist

Naming a discovery to the person who helped accomplish the feat is a common practice in the scientific world. And just recently, a new species of weevil beetle of the genus Metapocyrtus Heller 1912, Metapocyrtus (Dolichocephalocyrtus) baulorum sp. nov. which was discovered in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao, Philippines is named after the family of local conservationist Melbert Baul.

Photo below shows Melbert Baul during one of his field researches.

photo by Melbert Baul

Read portion of the publication below courtesy of Efrhain Loidge Pajota.


Meanwhile, another newly discovered weevil beetle species Metapocyrtus (Dolichocephalocyrtus) malindangensis sp. nov. is also named after Mt. Malindang in Misamis Occidental where it was found.


%d bloggers like this: