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 Gum-tree weevil (Gonipterus platensis, Formerly known as G. scuttelatus) in New Zealand

 

GUM TREE WEEVIL – SAME INSECT, DIFFERENT NAME
Forest Health News No. 222, February 2012

Gonipterus scutellatus, Gum-tree weevil
Forest and Timber Insects in New Zealand No. 8



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