EPPO Global Database

Gonipterus scutellatus species complex(GONPSC)

Code created in: 2002-10-29

Basic information
  • Preferred name: Gonipterus scutellatus species complex


For many years Gonipterus scutellatus was considered to be a single species, but taxonomic and molecular studies have shown that it is a complex of cryptic species. This complex includes at least 8 different species (including G. balteatus, G. platensis, G. pulverulentus, G. scutellatus sensu stricto and other species which remains to be described).

Common names
Name Language
eucalyptus snout beetle English
eucalyptus weevil English
gum-tree weevil English
ostafrikanischer Eukalyptusrüssler German
charançon de l'eucalyptus French
gorgojo del eucalipto Spanish
gorgulho do eucalipto Portuguese (BR)