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Black spruce beetle

Scientific Name
Hylastes cunicularius
Scientific Author
Erichson
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Hylesinini)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Body length 3.5-4.4mm; body colour dark brown, distinct antennal club; pronotum densely punctured; elytra with deeply punctured rows with rows almost touching each other.

To distinguish 3 species of Hylastes:

 

H. opacus              2.9-3.5mm

H. brunneus          3.5-4.5mm

H. cunicularius     3.5-4.4mm

 

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
09/05/2006 01:53 AEST
Last Updated
11/02/2011 11:39 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Black spruce beetle (Hylastes cunicularius) Updated on 2/11/2011 11:39:36 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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