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bullseye borer

Scientific Name
Phoracantha acanthocera
Scientific Author
(Macleay)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Phoracanthini)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
High
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Body length male 25-36mm, female 28-45mm; body colour variable, colour ranges from dark reddish brown or blackish brown, to yellowish brown, dark fascia may be reduced to a small spot on each elytron; elytron with distinct pale apical mark; antennal scape not grooved above, antennal segment 3 distinctly shorter than segment 4, segments cylindrical; elytra without longitudinal stripes; elytra length less than 5.5 x as long as prothorax; lateral spines of prothorax large, distinctly curved downwards or posteriorly and downwards.

 

Similar to P. princeps but differs in having distance between lower lobes of eyes distinctly more than 1.5 x distance between upper lobes of eyes; pronotal nodules punctate except the median one, prothorax with a large spine, distinctly curved downwards or back-downwards at each side.

 

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Wang, Q. (1995). Revision of Phoracantha. Invertebrate Taxonomy 9(5): 865-958

 

Most similar to Phoracantha princeps

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
08/08/2006 10:36 AEST
Last Updated
12/10/2006 11:26 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) bullseye borer (Phoracantha acanthocera) Updated on 10/12/2006 11:26:34 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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