Distribution and host plant records of Austroplatypus incompertus (Schedl) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae)

Deborah S. Kent*

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Abstract

The known distribution of Austroplatypus incompertus (Schedl) is extended north to Dorrigo and west to Styx River State Forest near Armidale, New South Wales. Additionally, some previous discontinuities in the distribution are filled in with records from the central coast of New South Wales, Mt Wilson west of Sydney and Mogo and Bodalla on the south coast. The list of known host plants of A. incompertus is increased to 19 species by the inclusion of Eucalyptus agglomerata, E. andrewsii, E. cameronii, E. laevopinea and E. resinifera, all economically important timber species. It is clear from the present study that the current distribution of A. incompertus represents only a small subset of the range of the known hosts and it is therefore probable that the importance of this beetle as a potential pest has been underestimated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Entomologist
Volume35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2008

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