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Genus Pityophthorus

Scolytin - Pityophthorus small beetle - Pityophthorus Weevil 6 - Pityophthorus Weevil 6 - Pityophthorus tiny Scolytini  - Pityophthorus tiny Scolytini  - Pityophthorus Bark Beetle - Pityophthorus Pityophthorus sp., ventral head - Pityophthorus
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 Pityophthorina
Genus Pityophthorus
Explanation of Names
Pityophthorus Eichhof 1864
>100 spp. in our area, >360 spp. worldwide(1)
0.8–3.2 mm(2)
worldwide, >85% in the New World, >60% neotropical; throughout NA(1)
breed in twigs, seedlings, boles, or pith(1)
on many hosts, both hardwoods & conifers(1)(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Mercado J.E. (2011) Bark beetle genera of the United States