New Report of Aulonosoma insignis Grouvelle (Coleoptera: Passandridae) as a Larval Ectoparasitoid of Sinoxylon anale Lesne (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae)


  • Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Wood Biodegradation Division, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560001, India


The powder post beetle, Sinoxylon anale Lesne, is an economically important coleopteran pest of plantation timber causing significant reduction in wood biomass. It is a common bostrichid which occurs throughout India within forests, tomber depots and saw mills. During a survey in ITC Timber yards, Bhadrachalam, India, in 2007-2008, the larvae of the passandrid, Aulonosoma insignis were observed to be ectoparasitic on the larvae of S. anale infesting wooden logs of subabul (Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de wit).


Sinoxylon anale, Aulonosoma insignis, Ectoparasite, Coleoptera, Timber and Leucaena leucocephala.

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