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Species Xylopsocus capucinus

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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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Bostrichinae
Tribe Xyloperthini
Genus Xylopsocus
Species capucinus (Xylopsocus capucinus)
Explanation of Names
Xylopsocus capucinus (Fabricius 1781)
Size
3-5.5 mm[Cite:185010]
Range
native to SE Asia, established in FL (probably arrived via Africa or S America)[Cite:185010](1)(2)
Food
polyphagous[Cite:185010], reared in numbers in FL from dead mangrove limbs(2)
Remarks
damages plants already damaged otherwise (by lightning, etc.)[Cite:185010]
earliest record in our area: FL 1978[Cite:185010]
Internet References
Fact sheet (Woodruff et al. 2005)[Cite:185010]