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Pumpkin Beetle

Scientific Name
Aulacophora indica
Scientific Author
(Gmelin, 1790)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Adult

Adults yellow-brown dorsally; meso- and metathorax and abdomen blackish; abdomen apex brownish.Head with clypeus pale, concolorous with remainder of head.Antennae mostly blackish. Pronotum unmargined anteriorly, with transverse sulcus usually straight, sometimes interrupted in middle. Elytra finely, densely, confusedly punctured, shining, not microsculptured, epipleura strongly narrowed behind basal third. Procoxal cavities open behind. Legs blackish in various degrees, tibiae yellow. Tarsal claws bifid. In male,1st antennal segment broadened, but interantennal area not modified; humerus covered with erect hairs; 5th abdominal sternite apically trilobed, its median lobe deeply sulcate at middle. In female, pygidium produced posteriorly and sharply pointed apically, not trilobed. Body length 6.4-7.5 mm.

Larva

Full-grown larva length about 10 mm, head width 0.70-0.80 mm.

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Specimen Contact
New Zealand Arthropod Collection
Author
Henderson, R.C & Crosby, T.K.
Created
18/04/2012 08:55 AEST
Last Updated
16/07/2012 13:08 AEST
Citation
Henderson, R.C & Crosby, T.K. (2012) Pumpkin Beetle (Aulacophora indica) Updated on 7/16/2012 1:08:29 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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