Insecticidal control of black beetle (Heteronychus arator.
The invasive African black beetle Heteronychus arator F. is a serious pest of crops in Tropical and sub Tropical regions, including East Africa. Literature on ecology of this pest in Sub Saharan Africa is scarce. Dispersal and abundance of H. arator were determined in maize fields in Njombe Region, in the Southern highlands of Tanzania, from December 2013 to May 2014.
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A new distribution map is provided for Heteronychus arator (Fabricius) Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae Adults and larvae both attack roots of pasture plants, sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum), maize (Zea mays), tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), vegetables etc. Information is given on the geographical distribution in AFRICA, Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Congo, Congo Democratic Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya.
All species of black beetle that inhabit homes are anthropoids in the insect order Coleoptera.There are thought to be over 400,000 species of beetles with weevils making up the largest of the beetle families. Groups of beetles are divided into families, genera, and then species.
Studies of mixed infestations of Heteronychus arator (F.) and Graphognathus leucoloma (Boh.) under different pasture species in New Zealand showed that scarabaeid populations reached high levels in pure swards of paspalum (Paspalum dilatatum) and ryegrass (Lolium perenne) but remained low in pure legumes (lucerne and white clover). The reverse was true for G. leucoloma.
An Heteronychus in uska genus han Coleoptera.An Heteronychus in nahilalakip ha familia nga Dynastidae. Ilarom nga taxa. Heteronychus abyssinicus; Heteronychus amplipennis; Heteronychus amploides; Heteronychus amplus; Heteronychus andersoni; Heteronychus annulatus.
African black beetle Heteronychus arator click for html version Summary: The African black beetle is an introduced beetle that appears similar to cockchafers but generally occurs earlier in the year and is usually found on or under the soil.