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Darkling Beetle

Scientific Name
Amarygmus sp.
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Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Tenebrioninae: Amarygmini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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COL251
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Tribe characters. Body oval or elongate oval, convex, apterous or winged. Head deflexed, nearly vertical in respose, inserted into prothorax to the eyes or beyond. Eyes large, reniform, emarginate, sides of frons obliquely elevated. Epistoma with a short membranous band between it and labrum. Maxilla and labium with apical palpomeres securiform. Antennae long and slender, extending posteriorly well beyond base of pronotum, apical antennomeres slightly broader. Legs slender, tibia with apical spurs small, tarsi densely pubescent ventrally.

References

- Aalbu, R.L., Triplehorn, C.A., Campbell, J.M., Brown, K.W., Somerby, R.E., & Thomas, D.B. (2002). Tenebrionidae. 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. 463-509.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
14/03/2011 02:09 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 03:39 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Darkling Beetle (Amarygmus sp.) Updated on 5/7/2014 3:39:01 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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