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Distribution and host plant records of Austroplatypus incompertus (Schedl) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae)

@article{Kent2008DistributionAH,
  title={Distribution and host plant records of Austroplatypus incompertus (Schedl) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae)},
  author={Deborah S. Kent},
  journal={Australian Entomologist},
  year={2008},
  volume={35},
  pages={1-6}
}
  • D. S. Kent
  • Published 10 March 2008
  • Biology
  • Australian Entomologist
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