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common auger beetle

Scientific Name
Xylopsocus gibbicollis
Scientific Author
(Macleay)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Bostrichidae: Bostrichinae: Xyloperthini)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
The tribe Xyloperthini is characterised by:

- Intercoxal process of first visible abdominal sternite I-shaped (ie. narrow and keel-like). The process is visible but does not enlarge between the coxae.

The genus Xylopsocus is characterised by:

- Body length: 2.5-7.0mm

- Pronotum with a distinct, elongate posterolateral carina which is abruptly angled at the base.

- Antennal club segment 1 and 2 transverse

- Females: head front without a crown of erect hair

- Males: last visible abdominal sternite without pleural pieces.

There are 17 known species in this genus.

Xylopsocus gibbicollis is characteristed by:

- Body length: 3.0-5.0

- Mandibles asymmetrical, right mandible broadly rounded at the top

- Antennae 9-segmented

- Apical declivity with raised margins on lower half only

- Apical declivity upper half unarmed

- Antennae with funicle as long as the scape

- Pronotum widest at the middle

- Apical declivity very convex.

Source: Graham Goodyer 2008 (unpublished) Identification of Bostrichid beetles to Genus and Species.
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Author
Walker, K.
Created
04/07/2006 11:42 AEST
Last Updated
06/09/2011 12:23 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) common auger beetle (Xylopsocus gibbicollis) Updated on 9/6/2011 12:23:56 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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