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Genus Phloeotribus

Beetle ID - Phloeotribus frontalis tiny Scolytinae - Phloeotribus liminaris Phloeotribus? - Phloeotribus dentifrons - male Phloeotribus frontalis (Olivier) - Phloeotribus frontalis Smallish beetle - Phloeotribus liminaris Scolytinae - Phloeotribus frontalis Scolytinae - Phloeotribus frontalis Borer in hackberry dead twigs - Phloeotribus dentifrons
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 Hylesinini (Crenulate Bark Beetles)
Subtribe Phloeotribina
Genus Phloeotribus
Explanation of Names
Phloeotribus Latreille 1804
9 spp. in our area, ~110 total(1)
1.2–4.0 mm(1)
worldwide(1); in our area, 2 spp. in the west, 7 in the east (esp. se. US)(2)
hosts: various trees/shrubs, both hardwoods & conifers(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Mercado J.E. (2011) Bark beetle genera of the United States
2.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.