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Species Orthotomicus caelatus

Scolytine - Orthotomicus caelatus small, dark borer - Orthotomicus caelatus bark beetle - Orthotomicus caelatus - male bark beetle - Orthotomicus caelatus - male Orthotomicus caelatus Orthotomicus caelatus Orthotomicus caelatus (Eichhoff) - Orthotomicus caelatus Orthotomicus caelatus (Eichhoff) - Orthotomicus caelatus
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 Ipina
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)
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_-2014) Bark and ambrosia beetles
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.