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Brown coffee twig beetle

Scientific Name
Xylosandrus morigerus
Scientific Author
(Blandford)
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Xyleborini)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
High
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Body length less than 2.0 mm; elytral declivital striae with punctures clearly impressed, in rows; declivital surface shining; strial setae on declivity present, at least 1/3 as long as those on interstriae; declivital striae not impressed, interstriae flat; elytra evenly arched from middle of disc to apex; setae on pronotal disc more generally distributed, slightly more abundant on a transverse row in median area at base; posterior portion of pronotum shining.

Xylosandrus spp. are distinguished from related genera (Xyleborus, Xyleborinus, Ambrosiodmus) by the stout body, truncate elytral declivity, and non-contiguous procoxae.

 

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
22/08/2006 09:47 AEST
Last Updated
26/05/2008 20:57 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Brown coffee twig beetle (Xylosandrus morigerus) Updated on 5/26/2008 8:57:40 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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