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Black pine bark beetle

Scientific Name
Hylastes ater
Scientific Author
(Paykull)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Hylesinini)

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Diagnostic Notes
Adults are 4.5 to 5.2 mm long, black to dark brown in colour. Antennae are reddish brown. The pronotum is as wide as the elytra. The frons is marked with dense punctures. The prothorax is finely punctate except for a conspicuous impunctate median ridge. The elytra are coarsely punctate-striate. Newly developed adults are uniformly reddish brown, with the elytra darkening last.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
30/05/2006 04:23 AEST
Last Updated
28/08/2012 10:17 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Black pine bark beetle (Hylastes ater) Updated on 8/28/2012 10:17:56 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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