The pollen beetle Restiopria biondii gen. nov., sp. nov., from Western Cape, South Africa, is described. The taxonomic position of Restiopria is discussed. The new genus is not noticeably related to any other known Meligethine, although it exhibits a few shared characters with Pria Stephens 1830. Larval host plants of the single known species are male flowers of two species of the monocot family Restionaceae.
Description and taxonomic position of a new genus and species of southern African pollen beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Meligethinae) / Audisio, Paolo Aldo; J., Jelinek; A. R., Cline; Mancini, Emiliano; M., Trizzino. - 2927:2927(2011), pp. 49-56.