The external morphology of Austroplatypus incompertus (Schedl) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Platypodinae)

Deborah S. Kent

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Previous descriptions of adult Austroplatypus incompertus (Schedl) are completed by the addition of descriptions and illustrations of the adults and, in particular, their maxillary palps. I describe and illustrate the non-adult phases of the life cycle and provide a key to the larval instars. The sexual dimorphism of A. incompertus is atypical and includes a latitudinal cline which obeys Bergmann's rule. The taxonomic position of the genus within the Platypodinae is clarified. Platypus incostatus Schedl is recognised as the male of the species, and hence a new synonym of A. incompertus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-140
Number of pages20
Issue numberSPEC. ISSUE
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Australia
  • Austroplatypus
  • Curculionidae
  • External morphology
  • Larvae
  • Latitudinal cline
  • Platypodinae
  • Sexual dimorphism

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