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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