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Species Orthotomicus caelatus

Pityokteines sparsus - Orthotomicus caelatus Scolytin Beetle - Orthotomicus caelatus Scolytinae - Orthotomicus caelatus Orthotomicus caelatus Scolytin - Orthotomicus caelatus Scolytina - Orthotomicus caelatus Scolytin - Orthotomicus caelatus Snout/ Bark Beetle - Orthotomicus caelatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Scolytinae (Bark and Ambrosia Beetles)
Tribe Ipini
Genus Orthotomicus
Species caelatus (Orthotomicus caelatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orthotomicus caelatus (Eichhoff)
Orig. Comb: Tomicus caelatus Eichhoff 1868
Explanation of Names
caelat (L). 'engrave' (1)
4 spp. (one adventive) n. of Mex. (2)
2.4-3.3 mm (3)
Intermediate in features between Pityokteines and Ips; elytral declivity sexually dimorphic, with distinctly larger spines in male (3)
throughout NA (CA-FL-NL-AK) / Bahamas - Map (2)
Under bark of its host trees.
hosts: various Pinaceae (Pinus, Picea, Larix spp.) (3)
Life Cycle
Attacks weakened trees, more commonly found in the lower bole in thick bark. (3)
Short, radiating egg galleries originate at central nuptial chambers. One to 6 eggs are laid in large niches or pockets along the gallery sides.(4)
Print References
Eichhoff, W.J. 1868. Neue amerikanische Borkenkäfer-Gattungen und Arten [part]. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 11: 399-402.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Atkinson T.H. (200_‒2023) Bark and ambrosia beetles of the Americas
3.The Bark and Ambrosia Beetles of North and Central America (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), a Taxonomic Monograph
Stephen Wood. 1982. Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs, Number 6, Brigham Young University.
4.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.