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Species Hylesinus aculeatus - Eastern Ash Bark Beetle

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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)
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 Hylesinina
Genus Hylesinus
Species aculeatus (Eastern Ash Bark Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Hylesinus aculeatus Say 1826
Size
2.0-3.0 mm(1)
Range
e NA to MT(2)
Food
Hosts: Fraxinus (Oleaceae)(2)
Remarks
The most commonly encountered ash-breeding bark beetle in eastern North America (T. Atkinson, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2011)
at high risk of endangerment due to the EAB (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Atkinson T.H. (200_-2018) Bark and ambrosia beetles
3.Ecological impacts of the emerald ash borer. Pp. 15-62. In: R.G. Van Driesche (ed.), Biology and Control of Emerald Ash Borer.
Wagner, D.L. and K. Todd. 2015. USDA Technical Bulletin FHTET-2014-09. Morgantown, WV.