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powderpost Beetle

Scientific Name
Acantholyctus cornifrons
Scientific Author
Lesne
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Bostrichidae: Lyctinae: Lyctini)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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ex Saudi Arabia in wooden walking sticks (AQIS Melbourne 2006). det. Graham Goodyer
Source
Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Diagnostic Notes:

The genus Acantholyctus belong in the tribe Lyctini which is characterised by:

- Hind coxae distinctly separated

- At least the outer two-thirds of each elytron with complete, even or uneven, longitudinal rows of punctures and corresponding hairs

- Metathoracic femur relatively slender, nearly club shaped and not compressed.

The genus Acantholyctus is characterised by:

- Body length: 2.3-3.6mm

- Mentum rounded or curved in front

- Prosternal intercoxal process present

- Anterior angles of pronotum rounded.

There are 2 known species in Acantholyctus:

Acantholyctus cornifrons and Acantholyctus semiermis - both occur in Africa.

Source: Graham Goodyer 2008 (unpublished) Identification of Bostrichid beetles to Genus and Species.

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