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Species Heterobostrychus hamatipennis - Chinese Auger Beetle

Heterobostrychus hamatipennis Lesne - Heterobostrychus hamatipennis - male beetle in false ceiling - Heterobostrychus hamatipennis
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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Bostrichinae
Tribe Bostrichini
Genus Heterobostrychus
Species hamatipennis (Chinese Auger Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Heterobostrychus hamatipennis (Lesne 1895)
9-16 mm(1)
native to so. Asia, introduced from India into NC and then FL; established in se. FL(2)(3)
has a wide host range: 16 genera listed in(2)
Life Cycle
breeds mainly in logs and branch wood(2)
earliest record in our area: NC before 1988(3)
Internet References
Fact sheet by K. Walker(1)