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large auger beetle

Scientific Name
Bostrychopsis jesuita
Scientific Author
(Fabricius)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Bostrichidae: Bostrichinae: Bostrichini)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
The tribe Bostrichini is characterised by:

- First and second antennal club segments not cup-shaped, more or less compressed laterally or flabellate

- Hind coxal cavities completely or incompletelty margined by a sharp raised ridge along the anterior margin of the first visible abdominal sternite.

The genus Bostrychopsis has 23 known species and is characterised by:

- Body length: 6.0-21.0mm

- Antennae 10-segmented, funicle 5-segmented

- Frons of both sexes uneven: more or less distinctly raised close along the anterior margin and depressed, impressed or flattened behind the eyes

- Females often with a hump or a large raised transverse process in the middle of the frons.

Bostrychopsis jesuita is characterised by:

- Body length: 10.0-19.0mm

- Anterior margin of clypeus smooth

- Dorsal surface of elytra bare or almost bare

- Marginal groove of elytra not stopped at the outer turning point and gradually narrowing on the apical declivity

- Punctures near suture on dorsal surface of elytra kidney shaped.

Source: Graham Goodyer 2008 (unpublished) Identification of Bostrichid beetles to Genus and Species.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
09/07/2006 11:13 AEST
Last Updated
16/08/2011 14:55 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) large auger beetle (Bostrychopsis jesuita ) Updated on 8/16/2011 2:55:19 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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