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French's canegrub

Scientific Name
Lepidiota frenchi
Scientific Author
Blackburn 1912
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthini)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Body 22-29mm, reddish-brown with white scales, antennae with 3-lamellate club,  pronotum 1.8 x as wide as long, sides angulate in middle, anterior and posterior angles almost square, with narrow raised anterior margin continuoys from side to side, posterior margin narrow and raised in middle third; pronotum with scales fairly evenly distributed across middle, transverse band of white scales on abdominal sternites 2,3 and 4 and long than half as long in middle sternites.

Source:

Miller, L. & P. Allsopp (2000) Invertebrate Taxonomy Vol 14: 377-409 


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