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Species Coccotrypes distinctus

Coccotrypes distinctus, lateral view (Scolytinae, Dryocoetini) - Coccotrypes distinctus Coccotrypes distinctus, face (Scolytinae, Dryocoetini) - Coccotrypes distinctus Coccotrypes distinctus (Motschulsky) - Coccotrypes distinctus Coccotrypes distinctus (Motschulsky) - Coccotrypes distinctus florida scoly - Coccotrypes distinctus florida scoly - Coccotrypes distinctus
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 Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Scolytinae (Bark and Ambrosia Beetles)
Tribe Scolytini (Typical Bark Beetles)
Subtribe Dryocoetina
Genus Coccotrypes (Palm Seed Borers)
Species distinctus (Coccotrypes distinctus)
Explanation of Names
Coccotrypes distinctus (Motschulsky 1866)
Coastal Plain (GA-FL-TX) to Brazil; W. Indies; adventive in the US(1)
hosts: primarily palms (Arecaceae); also recorded on Annonaceae, Bromeliaceae, Ebenaceae(1)
earliest record in our area: FL 1939(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Atkinson T.H. (200_-2014) Bark and ambrosia beetles
2.Exotic bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in the United States: potential and current invaders
Haack R.A., Rabaglia R.J. 2013. In: Potential invasive pests of agricultural crops. Peña J.E., ed. CABI International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 48-74.