An observation of <i>Oreocalus latipennis</i> (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) being attacked by <i>Phymatophaea longula</i> (Coleoptera: Cleridae)

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  • Samuel Brown

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On 30 November 2013, I collected a specimen of Phymatophaea longula Sharp (Coleoptera: Cleridae) from the Sign of the Bellbird, Port Hills, Christchurch. I placed it in a vial containing several specimens of Praolepra squamosa Broun (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), and unidentified specimens of Cantharidae and Coccinellidae. Consistent with my previous experience of collecting predatory clerid beetles, the P. longula did not molest the other occupants of the tube.

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2014-07-01

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Brown, S. 2014. An observation of <i>Oreocalus latipennis</i> (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) being attacked by <i>Phymatophaea longula</i> (Coleoptera: Cleridae). The Wētā. 47, (Jul. 2014), 47–51.

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