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Publication Date

9-2001

Series Number

4500

Abstract

The African black beetle, Heteronychus arator, is an important pest of horticultural crops, ornamentals and pastures in Western Australia. They also attack lawns and are commonly referred to as the black lawn beetle. This beetle was first recorded in Australia during the 1920s and originates from southern Africa where it is a major establishment pest of maize.

Number of Pages

9

ISSN

1326-415X

Keywords

Insect control, Monitoring, Life cycle, Grapes, Vineyards, Insect pests, Western Australia

Disciplines

Biosecurity | Soil Science | Viticulture and Oenology

Comments

Reviewed June 2005

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