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Species Hypothenemus obscurus - Apple Twig Beetle

Hypothenemus obscurus Hypothenemus obscurus
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 Cryphalina
Genus Hypothenemus (Oriental Bark Beetles)
Species obscurus (Apple Twig Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Hypothenemus obscurus (Fabricius 1801)
Range
native to the Neotropics, adventive in NA (PA-FL, TX)(1)
Food
polyphagous: recorded hosts include members of 8 plant families(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: FL 1977(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.