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Bark Beetle

Scientific Name
Acorythylus bosqi
Scientific Author
(Schedl, 1938)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Cryphalini)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
The genus Acorythylus can be distinguished from all know scolytid genera by the 3-segmented antennal funcile, with segments 1 and 3 small, segment 2 is greatly enlarged and about equal in length to the scape.

The genus is known from 5 South American species (A. bosqi, A, gracilis, A. frontalis, A. pruni and A. frontalis.)

Acorythylus bosqi can be diagnosed from other Acorythylus species by:

- Body length: 1.5-1.7mm

- Elytra without any indications of striae on disc or declivity, all punctured confused; frons convex in both sexes.

Source:

Wood, S. (2007). Bark and Ambrosia beetles of South America (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. 900pp.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
McCaffrey, Sarah
Created
17/10/2011 03:03 AEST
Last Updated
21/10/2011 11:44 AEST
Citation
McCaffrey, Sarah (2011) Bark Beetle (Acorythylus bosqi) Updated on 10/21/2011 11:44:37 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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