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Species Heterobostrychus brunneus - Boxwood Borer

Heterobostrychus brunneus - female Heterobostrychus brunneus - 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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Bostrichinae
Tribe Bostrichini
Genus Heterobostrychus
Species brunneus (Boxwood Borer)
Explanation of Names
Heterobostrychus brunneus (Murray 1867)
Size
6–13 mm(1)
Range
native to Africa, adventive in NA (CA, established)(1)(2)(3)
Life Cycle
completed in ~1 year (up to 3 years)(1)
Remarks
common in Africa where it is often a pest in debarked logs and in timber used in floors/roof(1)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
2.Exotic bark- and wood-boring Coleoptera in the United States: recent establishments and interceptions
Haack R.A. 2006. Can. J. For. Res. 36(2): 269–288.
3.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.