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Lesser spruce shoot beetle

Scientific Name
Hylurgops palliatus
Scientific Author
(Gyllenhal)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Hylesinini)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Adult body length approx 2.5-3.3mm; elytral apex rounded, not excavated, and without marginal teeth, elytral basal margin raised with series of marginal flattened granules (crenulations), elytra with scalelike vestiture present from base to apex, more numerous on apical third, elytrae with uniseriate rows of dots (ie. interstial tubercles in a single row); pronotum usually unarmed and with an anterior constriction, head usually visible from above; head, legs and ventral part of the body is black, while pronotum and elytrae are brownish-red.

 

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Author
Walker, K.
Created
10/07/2006 09:51 AEST
Last Updated
25/11/2011 10:32 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Lesser spruce shoot beetle (Hylurgops palliatus) Updated on 11/25/2011 10:32:04 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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