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longheaded flour beetle

Scientific Name
Latheticus oryzae
Scientific Author
Waterhouse
Taxonomy
(Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Tenebrioninae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
High
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Beetles in grain debris - Victoria, January 1965 from Dept. of Agriculture Burnley. C.I.E Collection det. Duffy, 1965.
Source
Clare McLellan Museums Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Adult body length c. 2.5-3mm, body flat, slender, parallell sided, body colour light brown; antennae are short and with a 5 segmented club with the final segment narrower than the preceeding segment.

Note: Adult may be confused with females of Gnatocerus but can be separated as follows:

Latheticus: Length of head from clypeus to eyes much greater than than half the distance between eyes; antennae short, less than distance between eyes.

Gnatocerus: Length of head from clypeus to eyes not greater than than half the distance between eyes; antennae more than 1.5 x distance between eyes.

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More Information
Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
20/03/2007 03:01 AEST
Last Updated
20/03/2007 15:04 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) longheaded flour beetle (Latheticus oryzae) Updated on 3/20/2007 3:04:39 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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