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Species Pachymerus nucleorum - Coconut Borer

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Bruchinae (Pea and Bean Weevils)
Tribe Pachymerini
Subtribe Pachymerina
Genus Pachymerus
Species nucleorum (Coconut Borer)
Other Common Names
Kernel Borer
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pachymerus nucleorum (Fabricius 1792)
native to S. America, adventive in our area (FL)
palms of various genera(1)
first found in the US at a light trap in Palm Beach, FL (2005)(1)