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Auger beetle

Scientific Name
Dysides obscurus
Scientific Author
Perty
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Bostrichidae: Dysidinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Specimen Locality Label: Columbia. 1928QA.
Source
Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
The subfamily Dysidinae is characterised by:

- Pronotum with 4 tubercles forming a transverse row behind the middle of the disc, and with other irregularly and unevenly distributed tubercles

- Pronotum much wider than long

- Anterior tibiae with 3 apical spines - the inner two subequal and the out spine a little larger and curved.

The genus Dysides is characterised by:

- Body length: 10.5-15.0mm

- Antennae 9-segmented, funicle 4-segmented

- First tarsal segment almost as long or longer than second segment.

There are two known South American species: D. obscurus and D. platensis.

Source: Graham Goodyer 2008 (unpublished) Identification of Bostrichid beetles to Genus and Species.
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Author
Walker, K.
Created
30/05/2005 04:59 AEST
Last Updated
21/10/2011 09:42 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Auger beetle (Dysides obscurus) Updated on 10/21/2011 9:42:20 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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