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Redheaded pasture cockchafer

Scientific Name
Adoryphorus coulonii
Scientific Author
(Burmeister)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Commodity Type

  • Fresh Roots
  • Grasses

Description

A serious pest of improved pastures. Adults do not feed. Most pasture damage is caused by third instar larvae, which weaken the pasture by severing the roots just below the soil surface.  Attacks clover and ryegrass and other sown perennial grasses.


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