EPPO Global Database

Heterobostrychus aequalis(HETBAE)

Distribution details in Australia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2022: Present, restricted distribution
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present: not widely distributed and under official control (2022-05)
From CABI Pest map 705 (2008): Absent, pest no longer present
Found in the Cairns district (3 sites in 2 geographically distinct suburbs), in the North of Queensland. Although its distribution is limited, the NPPO considered that eradication was not feasible.

From NPPO (IPPC, 2022): updated pest status.
* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Australia (AUS-90/2 of 2018-07-25 and AUS-90/1 of 2018-07-25) Detection of Heterobostrychus aequalis (lesser auger beetle) in Cairns, Far North Queensland. https://www.ippc.int/en/countries/australia/pestreports/2018/07/detection-of-heterobostrychus-aequalis-lesser-auger-beetle-in-cairns-far-north-queensland/

* Vrydagh JM (1958) Contribution a l’étude des Bostrychidae. 16. – collection du Musée G. Frey à Tutzing. Entomologische Arbeiten aus dem Museum G. Frey 9(3), 1068-1077.

* Wylie FR, Peters BC (2016) Lesser auger beetle Heterobostrychus aequalis (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in Australia: absent or elusive? Austral Entomology 55, 330-333.