Agastegnus gratus

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Taxonavigation: Curculionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Superfamilia: Curculionoidea

Familia: Curculionidae
Subfamilia: Cossoninae
Tribus: Pentarthrini
Genus: Agastegnus
Species: Agastegnus simulans
Synonym: Agastegnus gratus


Agastegnus gratus (Broun, 1880)

  • Original genus: Pentarthrum Wollaston, 1854
  • Original status: Valid species
  • Primary type: Holotype
    • Fixation: Unique ('... one individual only ...')
    • Description: [Adult]
    • Repository: BMNH?
  • Type locality: 'near Parua' [NEW ZEALAND ND]
  • ZooBank: [No record]


  • Broun, T. 1880. Manual of the New Zealand Coleoptera. Part 1. Pp. 1–651. Colonial Museum and Geologcal Survey Department, Wellington. BHL Reference page.  [See p. 517; original description (As Pentarthrum gratum)]
  • Broun, T. 1883: Revision of the New Zealand Cossonidae, with descriptions of new species. New Zealand journal of science (Dunedin) 1(10): 487–490. BHL Reference page.  [See p. 490 (As Agastegnus gratus)]
  • Kuschel, G. 1990. Beetles in a suburban environment: A New Zealand case study. The identity and status of Coleoptera in the natural and modified habitats of Lynfield, Auckland (1974–1989). DSIR Plant Protection report, 3. 119 pp. ISBN 0-477-02596-X PDF. Reference page.  [See p. 79; 'n.syn.']