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Species Anisandrus dispar - European Shot-hole 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 Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Scolytinae (Bark and Ambrosia Beetles)
Tribe Scolytini (Typical Bark Beetles)
Subtribe Xyleborina
Genus Anisandrus
Species dispar (European Shot-hole Borer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xyleborus dispar
Explanation of Names
Anisandrus dispar (Fabricius 1792)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive and widespread in e. NA (NS-ON south to NC-IL) and in the west (BC-CA-UT)(1)
earliest record in our area: MA 1817(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.