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Species Dactylotrypes longicollis

Dactylotrypes longicollis Dactylotrypes longicollis
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 Dactylotrypes
Species longicollis (Dactylotrypes longicollis)
Explanation of Names
Dactylotrypes longicollis (Wollaston 1864)
native to the Canary Islands and Madeira, adventive elsewhere; in our area, established in CA(1)(2)
hosts: various palms and Dracaena draco (Ruscaceae)(1)
attacks seeds of palms and related plants; unlikely to become a pest in NA; earliest record in our area: CA 2009(1)(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dactylotrypes longicollis (Wollaston) (Col.:Curculionidae:Scolytinae): an exotic bark beetle new to California and North America
LaBonte J.R., Takahashi C.Y. 2012. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 88: 222-230.
2.Atkinson T.H. (200_-2014) Bark and ambrosia beetles
3.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.