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Rough strawberry weevil

Scientific Name
Otiorhynchus rugosostriatus
Scientific Author
(Goeze)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)

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Adults are snout-nosed beetles and, depending on species, about 5-15mm long, black to brown in colour.

Otiorhynchus armadillo, O. cribricollis, O. rugifrons, O. rugosostriatus, O. ovatus and O. sulcatus can be separated by:

Possess a sharp tooth on the fore femora: O. rugifrons, O. sulcatus and O. ovatus
Do not possess a sharp tooth on the fore femora: O. armadillo, O. cribricollis and O. rugosostriatus

O. armadillo, O. cribricollis and O. rugosostriatus can be separated by:

Size: O. armadillo c. 15mm and O. cribricollis and O. rugosostriatus c. 11-12mm


Elytral setae: O. armadillo has distinct patches of white setae; O. cribricollis has an even cover of white setae; O. rugosostriatus has an even cover of light brown setae. 

Posterior end of elytra:  On O. armadillo is distinctly elongated and tapered; whereas on O. cribricollis and O. rugosostriatus it is trunctate and rounded.

Elytral sculpture: O. cribcricollis is distinctly punctate whereas O. rugosostriatus is coarsely sculptured but not punctate.

O. rugifrons, O. sulcatus and O. ovatus can be separated by:

O. rugifrons has a mottled pattern on the elytra and the spine on the fore femora is minute and simple.

O. sulcatus has distinctly separated yellow patches of hair on the elytra and the spine on the fore femora is distinct but simple.

O. ovatus has not yellow patches and significantly smaller than O. sulcatus (14mm to 8mm) and the spine on the fore femora is large and toothed.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
07/12/2005 03:41 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:47 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Rough strawberry weevil (Otiorhynchus rugosostriatus) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:47:58 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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