Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Euetheola bidentata
(bidentate scarab)



Euetheola bidentata (bidentate scarab)


  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Euetheola bidentata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • bidentate scarab
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Euetheola bidentata (Burmeister)

Preferred Common Name

  • bidentate scarab

Other Scientific Names

  • Chalepus bidentatus
  • Dyscinetus bidentatus Burm.

International Common Names

  • English: hard-back beetle; rough-headed corn stalk borer
  • Spanish: abejón negro del arroz; cucarron tierrero; escarabaja negro del maiz; mayate de los dientes; mayate negro del arroz; mayatito de Junio; ronron de la raiz
  • French: scarabe bidentée

EPPO code

  • EUETBI (Euetheola bidentata)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Scarabaeidae
  •                             Genus: Euetheola
  •                                 Species: Euetheola bidentata

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

North America

MexicoPresentSchotman (1989)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentSchotman (1989)
United StatesPresentSchotman (1989)

South America

French GuianaPresentSchotman (1989)
GuyanaPresentSchotman (1989)
SurinamePresentSchotman (1989)
VenezuelaPresentSchotman (1989)

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