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Species Gonipterus scutellatus - Eucalyptus Snout Beetle

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Gonipterinae
Genus Gonipterus
Species scutellatus (Eucalyptus Snout Beetle)
Other Common Names
Australian Gum-tree Weevil
Explanation of Names
Gonipterus scutellatus Gyllenhal 1833
12–14 mm(1)
native to Australia, spread to many parts of the world with eucalyptus; first found in southern California in 1994
Lines of trees, small anthropogenic woodlands, parks and gardens(1)
Life Cycle
Overwinters as adult(1)
important pest of eucalyptus around the world(2)
Print References
Garrison R.W. (2001) New agricultural pest for Southern California: eucalyptus snout beetle (Gonipterus scutellatus) (Full text
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
2.European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)