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Dried Fruit Beetle

Scientific Name
Carpophilus sp.
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Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Carpophilinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Head Oblique - Adult
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Caption
COL193
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Length 1.5-5.5 mm. Shape ovate to oblong, moderately convex to weakly flattened. Colour variable, ranging from pale brown to black, some species with distinctive patterning on the elytra. Surfaces moderately dull to shining. Usually clearly but shallowly punctured with fine, decumbent pubescence. Labrum separated from clypeus by a clypeolabral suture. Frontoclypeal suture absent. Antennae with a distinct, flattenend, 3-segmented club. Elytra short and truncate, exposing two abdominal tergites. Pygidium transverse. Second and third abdominal ventrites shorter than first and fourth. Segments 9 and 10 visible in dorsal view. Tarsal formula 5-5-5.

Male

Presence of an external button-like 10th tergite. Last ventrite of male deeply emarginate to allow the reception of the supplementary sclerite.

References

- Leschen, R.A.B. & Marris, J.W.M. (2005). Carpophilus (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) of New Zealand with notes on Australian species. Landcare Research Contract Report: LCO405/153, 1-40.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
28/01/2011 10:11 AEST
Last Updated
08/05/2014 21:48 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Dried Fruit Beetle (Carpophilus sp.) Updated on 5/8/2014 9:48:13 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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