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Auger beetle

Scientific Name
Bostrychopsis tetraodon
Scientific Author
(Fairmaire, 1883)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Bostrichidae: Bostrichinae: Bostrichini)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
he tribe Bostrichini is characterised by:

- First and second antennal club segments not cup-shaped, more or less compressed laterally or flabellate

- Hind coxal cavities completely or incompletelty margined by a sharp raised ridge along the anterior margin of the first visible abdominal sternite.

The genus Bostrychopsis has 23 known species and is characterised by:

- Body length: 6.0-21.0mm

- Antennae 10-segmented, funicle 5-segmented

- Frons of both sexes uneven: more or less distinctly raised close along the anterior margin and depressed, impressed or flattened behind the eyes

- Females often with a hump or a large raised transverse process in the middle of the frons.

Bostrychopsis tetraodon is characterised by:

- Body length: 10.0-14.5mm

- Second segment of hind tarsus about as long as the last segment

- Clypeus with a raised, curved, keel-like ridge near the front0-clypeal suture

Source: Graham Goodyer 2008 (unpublished) Identification of Bostrichid beetles to Genus and Species.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Ken Walker
Created
27/03/2012 10:09 AEST
Last Updated
27/03/2012 22:09 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker (2012) Auger beetle (Bostrychopsis tetraodon) Updated on 3/27/2012 10:09:09 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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