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Pine shoot beetle

Scientific Name
Tomicus piniperda
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Hylesinini)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

The adults are brown to black, 3.5 to 4.8 mm long, and similar to T. minor; they differ from Dendroctonus in that the funicle of the antenna is composed of six antennomeres. Tomicus piniperda can be distinguished from other members of the genus by the smooth second elytral interval on the declivity.

 

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http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/beetles/pineshootbeetle.htm

 

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
03/05/2006 11:30 AEST
Last Updated
11/02/2011 23:25 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Pine shoot beetle (Tomicus piniperda) Updated on 2/11/2011 11:25:37 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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