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The Indentification of Root-Feeding Cockchafer Larvae (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae) Found in Pastures in Tasmania


McQuillan, PB, The Indentification of Root-Feeding Cockchafer Larvae (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae) Found in Pastures in Tasmania, Australian Journal of Zoology, 33, (4) pp. 509-546. ISSN 0004-959X (1985) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/ZO9850509


Descriptions are provided for the final-instar larvae of the following species of Scarabaeidae, which live and feed in the root zone of pastures in Tasmania. Dynastinae: Cheiroplatys latipes (Guerin-Meneville), Pimelopus nothus Burmeister and Adoryphorus couloni (Burmeister). Rutelinae: Saulostomus villosus Waterhouse and Anoplognathus suturalis Boisduval. Melolonthinae: Phyllotocus macleayi Fischer, P. bimaculatus Erichson, P. nigripennis Lea, P. rufipennis (Boisduval), Automolus depressus (Blanchard), Colpochila obesa Boisduval, Liparetrus sp., Telura sp., T. vitticollis Erichson, Scitala sericansErichson, Sericesthis nigra (Lea), S. nigrolineata (Boisduval), Diphucephala colaspidoides (Gyllenhal), D. smaragdula Boisduval and Heteronyx tasmanicus Blackburn. Keys are also provided which enable the species to be distinguished from each other by means of features generally visible at low magnification. © Australian Journal of Zoology.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
UTAS Author:McQuillan, PB (Mr Peter McQuillan)
ID Code:35196
Year Published:1985
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2005-08-04
Last Modified:2005-08-04

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