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Weevil

Scientific Name
Diocalandra taitensis
Scientific Author
(Guérin-Méneville, 1834)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae: Diocalandrini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Colour normally mostly reddish to orange with black maculae. Eyes 7 or 8 ommatidia wide in area caudad of antennal insertions. Basal shiny part of antennal club about one- third longer than width. Pygidium with a dense, narrow, medial setal crest; setae so dense they normally conceal derm and punctures beneath the crest. Internal sac of aedeagus not armed with numerous heavily sclerotised denticles.

References

- Zimmerman, E. C. (1993). Australian Weevils. Volume III. Nanophyidae, Rhynchophoridae, Erirhinidae, Curculionidae: Amycterinae, literature consulted. CSIRO, Melbourne, 854 pp.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
22/12/2010 01:56 AEST
Last Updated
23/03/2014 22:34 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2010) Weevil (Diocalandra taitensis) Updated on 3/23/2014 10:34:42 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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