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Minute Fungus Beetle

Scientific Name
Anisomeristes sp.
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Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Corylophidae: Corylophinae: Sericoderini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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COL122
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Upper surface glabrous, shiny. Antennae 11-segmented. Head entirely concealed under pronotum. Hind angles of pronotum extending backwards. Scutellum twice as wide as long. 1st ventrite moderately long, without femoral lines.

Larva - Family diagnosis

Mature larvae 1-3 mm. Highly variable, some being broadly ovate and strongly flattened, and others more elongate. Stemmata absent or 2 on each side. Antennae 2 or 3-segmented. Mandibles symmetrical, usually broad at base and narrow at apex, bidentate or tridentate, without accessory ventral process and with tuberculate or asperate mola and prostheca absent or consisting of 2 hyaline processes; mandibles occasionally narrow and falcate, endognathous. Ventral mouthparts usually protracted. Maxilla with cardo, stipes, and articulating area usually indistinctly separated; mala obtuse or falciform; maxillary palp 2- or 3-segmented, with apical segment much longer than basal, or occasionally 1-segmented. Presence of paired dorsal or dorsolateral gland openings on abdominal segments 1-7, 1 and 8, or 2 and 8. Spiracles annular, those on abdomen dorsally placed.

References

- Matthews, E.G. (1992). A guide to the genera of beetles of South Australia. Part 6. Polyphaga: Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea and Cucujoidea. South Australian Museum, Adelaide, 75 pp.

- Lawrence, J.F. (1991). Order Coleoptera. In: Stehr, F.W. (ed.), Immature Insects. Volume 2. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. Chapter 34, pp. 144-658.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
20/12/2010 01:29 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 03:48 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2010) Minute Fungus Beetle (Anisomeristes sp.) Updated on 5/7/2014 3:48:59 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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