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Click Beetle

Scientific Name
Ampedus sp.
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Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Elateridae: Elaterinae: Ampedini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Head Oblique - Larvae
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Caption
COL164
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Medium or small in size, more or less wedge-shaped; colour primarily black but varies, including the colours orange, yellow, and red; pubescent; front convex, margin elevated behind labrum; antennae serrate or pectinate, third segment feebly wider than second, as long as fourth; pronotum narrowed anteriorly; posterior angles elongate, distinctly carinate; scutellum rounded; prosternal sutures double and excavated anteriorly; tarsi as long as tibiae, segments one to four gradually shorter, fifth long, ciliate beneath, simple; claws simple.

References

- Dillon, E.S. & Dillon, L.S. (1961). A manual of common beetles of eastern North America. Row, Peterson and Company, Evanston, Illinois, 884 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
21/01/2011 11:41 AEST
Last Updated
19/03/2014 01:57 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Click Beetle (Ampedus sp.) Updated on 3/19/2014 1:57:16 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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