Taxon profile


Lesser Auger Beetle
Heterobostrychus aequalis (C. O. Waterhouse, 1884)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Coleoptera - beetles »  family Bostrichidae - branch-and-twig borers »  genus Heterobostrychus

Scientific synonyms

Bostrichus aequalis Waterhouse, 1884 o
Rhizoperta papuensis MacLeay, 1886
Bostrychus uncipennis Lesne, 1895

Other names

= Oriental Wood Borer

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

food: Pterocarpus macrocarpus Kurz - Burma Padauk, Mangifera zeylanica (Blume) Hook, Shorea robusta Gaertner f. - Sal Tree, Anogeissus acuminata Wall. - Buttontree, Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. ex Adr. Juss.) Muell. Arg. - Rubber Tree, ...

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [101076]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Heterobostrychus aequalis (C. O. Waterhouse, 1884)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ EN Zahradník P. (2017): Seznam brouků (Coleptera) České republiky a Slovenska, Lesnická práce, s.r.o. [as Heterobostrychus aequalis (C. O. Waterhouse, 1884)]
Data retrieved on: 31 January 2020
EN Borowski J., Węgrzynowicz P. (2007): World Catalogue of Bostrichidae (Coleoptera), Mantis [as Heterobostrychus aequalis (Waterhouse, 1884)]
EN I.Löbl, A.Smetana (2007): Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera, Volume 4, Apollo Books [as Heterobostrychus aequalis Waterhouse, 1884]
The Derodontidae, Dermestidae, Bostrichidae, and Anobiidae of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, Magnolia Press [as Heterobostrychus aequalis (Waterhouse, 1884)]
Los Bostrichidae (Coleoptera) de Venezuela [as Heterobostrychus aequalis (Waterhouse, 1884)]
Ratti E. (2004): Coleoptera Lyctidae e Bostrichidae intercettati nel porto e negli ambienti urbani di Venezia, Boll. Mus. civ. St. nat. Venezia, 55, 121-125 [as Heterobostrychus aequalis (Waterhouse, 1884)]

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