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Species Orthotomicus erosus - Mediterranean Pine Engraver Beetle

Orthotomicus erosus - male Orthotomicus erosus - male Orthotomicus erosus - female Orthotomicus erosus - female
Classification
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 Ipina
Genus Orthotomicus
Species erosus (Mediterranean Pine Engraver Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Orthotomicus erosus (Wollaston 1857)
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (CA) and elsewhere(1)
Food
hosts: various Pinaceae(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: CA 2004(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.