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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Pseudopityophthorus

Goldylocks borer - Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus Scolytini #6 - Pseudopityophthorus pruinosus Small, dark, night beetle - Pseudopityophthorus pruinosus Scolytinae - Pseudopityophthorus pruinosus Yellow-bearded  Scolytin - Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus - male Pseudopityophthorus pubipennis Scolytinae ? - Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus
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 Pityophthorina
Genus Pseudopityophthorus
Explanation of Names
Pseudopityophthorus Swaine 1918
11 spp. species in our area, ~30 total(1)
1.2–2.6 mm(1)
NA to Colombia(1)
hosts: Castanea, Fagus, Quercus, Ostrya(1)
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