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powderpost beetle

Scientific Name
Bostrychopsis sp.
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Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Bostrichidae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Egypt, February 1944, Coll. A. Alfieri "2nd"
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Sarah McCaffrey Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
The 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.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
McCaffrey, Sarah & Ken Walker
Created
16/04/2012 02:45 AEST
Last Updated
17/04/2012 20:18 AEST
Citation
McCaffrey, Sarah & Ken Walker (2012) powderpost beetle (Bostrychopsis sp.) Updated on 4/17/2012 8:18:43 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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