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dried fruit beetle

Scientific Name
Carpophilus hemipterus
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Carpophilinae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Adult body length 1.8-2.1mm; elytra with light maculae of humeri and basally extending anteriorly and laterally, dark areas laterad of scutellum and converging posteriorly along midline; mesosternum behind prosternal process strongly punctate, divided longitudinally by a narrow median impunctate, shining carina; mesoventrite with disc separated from lateral regions by carinae extending from prosternal process to mesocoxae.

See references:

Ewing, C. (2005) The Coleopterists Bulletin 59(2): 167-183

Leschen, R. and J. Marris (2005). Carpophilus of New Zealand with notes on Australian species. Landcare Research Report.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
03/06/2007 10:45 AEST
Last Updated
27/09/2010 09:44 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) dried fruit beetle (Carpophilus hemipterus) Updated on 9/27/2010 9:44:55 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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