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Taro beetle

Scientific Name
Papuana uninodis
Scientific Author
Prell
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

The adult beetles are brown to black when freshly emerged but turn shiny black after about two weeks. They remain shiny black after about 3 months. The adults measure approximately 22mm long x 9mm wide, with pin sized holes arranged in furrows on the elytra. The males have a small pronotal cliff and have a small protruding horn situated on centre of the ridge of the pronotal cliff.  Both males and females have a small single tubercle at the pronotum.

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Specimen Contact
Amy Carmichael, Queensland University of Technology
Author
Carmichael, A.
Created
30/05/2005 12:00 AEST
Last Updated
08/01/2007 08:26 AEST
Citation
Carmichael, A. (2005) Taro beetle (Papuana uninodis) Updated on 1/8/2007 8:26:32 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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