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Sap Beetle

Scientific Name
Epuraea sp.
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Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Epuraeinae: Epuraeini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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COL199
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Small, oval, robust, subdepressed. Usually testaceous or fuscous. Antennae with a distinct, 3-segmented club. Antennal grooves strongly converging. Labrum bilobed. Pronotum transverse. Elytra truncate or entire at apex, disk without costae or rows of punctures. Tarsi distinctly dilated. First 3 tarsomeres bilobed. Metatibiae of both sexes slender, similar, or middle tibiae dissimilar, that of male sinuate within and thickened at tip.

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.

- Downie, N.M. & Arnett, R.H., Jr. (1996). The beetles of Northeastern North America, Vols. 1 & 2. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, Florida, 1720 pp.

- Habeck, D.H. (2002). Nitidulidae. In: Arnett, R.H., Jr. Thomas, M.C., Skelley, P.E. & Frank, J.H. (eds), American Beetles: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. Vol. 2. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 311-315.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
28/01/2011 10:44 AEST
Last Updated
30/03/2014 22:12 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Sap Beetle (Epuraea sp.) Updated on 3/30/2014 10:12:21 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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