EPPO Global Database

Heterobostrychus aequalis(HETBAE)

Distribution details in Australia (Queensland)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Pest map 705 (2008): Absent, pest no longer present
Comments
Found in the Cairns district (3 sites in 2 geographically distinct suburbs). Although its distribution is limited, the NPPO considered that eradication was not feasible.
References
* IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – Australia (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/

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