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Species Heterobostrychus aequalis - Oriental Wood Borer

Bostrichid - Heterobostrychus aequalis Heterobostrychus aequalis (Waterhouse) - Heterobostrychus aequalis - male Small Beetle - Heterobostrychus aequalis Small Beetle - Heterobostrychus aequalis Small Beetle - Heterobostrychus aequalis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Bostrichoidea
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Bostrichinae
Tribe Bostrichini
Genus Heterobostrychus
Species aequalis (Oriental Wood Borer)
Other Common Names
Lesser Auger Beetle (Australia)[Cite:185010], Oriental Bostrichid(1)
Explanation of Names
Heterobostrychus aequalis (Waterhouse 1884)
6-15 mm(2)(1)
tropical Indo-Pacific islands, so. Asia; adventive in the New World, established in so. FL in the wild(2)
non host-specific (recorded from 30 tree genera)(2); infests sapwood of commercial woods(1)
Life Cycle
can be completed in 1 year, but can extend to 6 years(1)
earliest record in our area: FL 1967[cite:185010]
serious pest of lumber and nearly all wood products(2)
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