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Sipalinus gigas

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Coleoptera
Subfamily  Dryophthorinae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Family  Curculionidae
Tribe  Orthognathini
Genus  Sipalinus
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Similar  Pachyrhynchus infernalis, Weevil, Batocera lineolata

Sipalinus gigas is a species of beetles belonging to the family Curculionidae.

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Description

Sipalinus gigas can reach a length of 12–30 millimetres (0.47–1.18 in). The surface is covered with brownish crusty coating. Beak is moderately arcuate and punctured. Pronotum is longer than wide. Elytra shows dark brown stripes with whitish areas bearing tubercles. These beetles are usually found under bark of dying or felled trees and the larvae live in dead or decaying trees.

Subspecies

The species can be divided into the following two subspecies:

  • Sipalinus gigas gigas (Fabricius, 1775)
  • Sipalinus gigas granulatus (Fabricius, 1801)
  • Distribution

    This species can be found in China, Japan, Himalayas, India and islands of Australasia, from Philippines to New Guinea, Solomon islands and eastern Australia.

    References

    Sipalinus gigas Wikipedia