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Seed beetle

Scientific Name
Stator testudinarius
Scientific Author
Erichson, 1847
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae: Acanthoscelidini)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Copiapó, Chile, Col R. Muuoz - trampa (pitfall trap)
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Sarah McCaffrey Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Stator testudinarius is a pest of Pithecellobium saman.

Monkey-pod (Pithecellobium saman), samán in Spanish, is a fast-growing tree that has been introduced to many tropical countries throughout the world from its native habitats in Central America and northern South America. Although generally planted as a shade tree and ornamental, it has been naturalized in many countries and is greatly valued in pastures as shade for cattle. Short-boled, with a spreading crown when open grown, it forms a long, relatively straight stem when closely spaced. Its wood is highly valued in some locations for carvings and furniture
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
McCaffrey, Sarah
Created
12/09/2011 09:44 AEST
Last Updated
21/10/2011 09:49 AEST
Citation
McCaffrey, Sarah (2011) Seed beetle (Stator testudinarius) Updated on 10/21/2011 9:49:19 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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