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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.
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Insect control, Monitoring, Life cycle, Grapes, Vineyards, Insect pests, Western Australia
Biosecurity | Soil Science | Viticulture and Oenology
Fisher, D, and Learmonth, S. (2001), African black beetle in vineyards. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4500.
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