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powderpost beetle

Scientific Name
Apoleon edax
Scientific Author
Gorham, 1885
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Bostrichidae: Dysidinae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Zamboanga, Philippines Islands, gift of B. P. Clark. Det Reichardt, 1965
Source
Sarah McCaffrey Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
The subfamily Dysidinae is characterised by:

- Hind coxae either contiguous or closely approximated

- Head horizontal - inserted into the pronotum forwards and entirely visible (jaws directed forward)

- Pronotum with 4 tubercles forming a transverse row behind the middle of the disc

- Pronotum much wider than long

- Anterior tibiae with 3 apical spines - inner two subequal and the outer spine slightly larger and curved.

The genus Apoleon is characterised by:

- Body length: 9.0-21.0mm

- Antennae 10-segmented, Funcile 5-segmented

- First tarsal segment shorter than the second

There are 1 known species in this genus (SE Asia):

Diagnostic characteristics of this species include:

- Not available

Source: Graham Goodyer 2008 (unpublished) Identification of Bostrichid beetles to Genus and Species.
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Specimen Contact
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard Uni, Cambridge USA
Author
Ken Walker
Created
24/05/2011 04:45 AEST
Last Updated
21/10/2011 09:42 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker (2011) powderpost beetle (Apoleon edax) Updated on 10/21/2011 9:42:03 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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