EPPO Global Database

Platypus quercivorus(PLTPQU)

Distribution details in Papua New Guinea

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2016: Absent, unreliable record
EPPO Reporting Service (2007/070) : vector of Raffaelea quercivora which causes mass mortality of oaks (in Japan only).

Beaver (2016) considers that the record P. quercivorus in New Guinea is an error.
* Beaver RA (2016) The Platypodine Ambrosia Beetles of Laos (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae). Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey 35, 487-504.
------- Considers that the record from New Guidea (Schedl, 1972) cited in many publications is most likely an error.

* Kobayashi M, Ueda A (2002) Preliminary study of mate choice in Platypus quercivorus (Murayama) (Coleoptera: Platypodidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology 37(3), 451-457.

* Setliff GP (2007) Annotated checklist of weevils from the Papuan region (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea). Zootaxa 1536, 1–296.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Indonesia Java Present, no details view...
Indonesia Present, no details view...