Prionoplus reticularis

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Taxonavigation: Chrysomeloidea 

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
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea

Familia: Cerambycidae
Subfamilia: Prioninae
Tribus: Anacolini
Genus: Prionoplus
Species: Prionoplus reticularis


Prionoplus reticularis White, in White & Doubleday, 1843


cited sources[edit]

  • White, A.; Doubleday, E. 1843: List of the annulose animals hitherto recorded as found in New Zealand, with the descriptions of some new species. Pp. 265-291 in Dieffenbach, E.: Travels in New Zealand; with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, and natural history of that country. Volume 2. John Murray, London, England. Internet Archive BHL

Additional references[edit]

  • Broun, T. 1880 (1879): On the habits of Prionoplus reticularis, with diagnoses of the larva and pupa. Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 12: 284-288. PDF BUGZ
  • Ward, J.B. et al. 2007: A SURVEY OF THE ARTHROPOD FAUNA OF KENNEDYS BUSH RESERVE. Records of the Canterbury Museum, 21: 57-68. ISSN: 0370-3878 [as Prionoplus reticulatus]
  • Watt, J.C. 1975: Some Coleoptera from the Kermadec Islands. New Zealand entomologist, 6: 50-55. PDF BUGZ
  • Watt, J.C. 1983: The huhu Prionoplus reticularis (Cerambycidae) and other Coleoptera in Acacia. New Zealand entomologist, 7: 364–365. PDF


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Huhu beetle
Māori: Tunga rere