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First record of Pseudoheteronyx Blackburn (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from Tasmania, with description of Pseudoheteronyx littoralis sp.n. from sandy beaches

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McQuillan, PB and Michaels, KF (1997) First record of Pseudoheteronyx Blackburn (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from Tasmania, with description of Pseudoheteronyx littoralis sp.n. from sandy beaches. Australian Journal of Entomology, 36 (2). pp. 117-120. ISSN 1326-6756

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Abstract

Pseudoheteronyx, a genus of flightless scarab beetles, is recorded from Tasmania for the first time on the basis of P. littoralis sp.n., collected from sand dunes on the coast of Bass Strait, where it is active in late winter and early spring. This represents a southerly extension for the genus of more than 300 km and a novel ecological niche for the genus. It is the smallest and most setose member of the genus and most closely related to P. creber from alpine herbfields on Mount Kosciusko, N.S.W. This brings to nine the number of scarabaeid genera known from coastal dunes in Tasmania

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Entomology
Page Range: pp. 117-120
ISSN: 1326-6756
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1997.tb01443.x
Additional Information: The original publication is available at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2009 23:17
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:55
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8336
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