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Auger beetle

Scientific Name
Bostrychopsis parallela
Scientific Author
(Lesne, 1895)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Bostrichidae: Bostrichinae: Bostrichini)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Specimen Locality Label: China, 25 May 2002, ex bamboo stakes, 1910QA.
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Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
The tribe Bostrichini is characterised by:

- First and second antennal club segments not cup-shaped, more or less compressed laterally or flabellate

- Hind coxal cavities completely or incompletelty margined by a sharp raised ridge along the anterior margin of the first visible abdominal sternite.

The genus Bostrychopsis has 23 known species and is characterised by:

- Body length: 6.0-21.0mm

- Antennae 10-segmented, funicle 5-segmented

- Frons of both sexes uneven: more or less distinctly raised close along the anterior margin and depressed, impressed or flattened behind the eyes

- Females often with a hump or a large raised transverse process in the middle of the frons.

Bostrychopsis parallela is characterised by:

- Body length: 6.0-15.0mm

- Anterior margin of pronotum truncate

- Frons finely and densely pubescent

- Last segment of hind tarsus (in side view) noticeably narrower than the second segment

Source: Graham Goodyer 2008 (unpublished) Identification of Bostrichid beetles to Genus and Species.

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
30/05/2005 03:31 AEST
Last Updated
21/10/2011 09:42 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Auger beetle (Bostrychopsis parallela) Updated on 10/21/2011 9:42:05 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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