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Species Coccotrypes distinctus

Coccotrypes distinctus, lateral view (Scolytinae, Dryocoetini) - Coccotrypes distinctus Coccotrypes distinctus, face (Scolytinae, Dryocoetini) - Coccotrypes distinctus Coccotrypes distinctus (Motschulsky) - Coccotrypes distinctus Coccotrypes distinctus (Motschulsky) - Coccotrypes distinctus florida scoly - Coccotrypes distinctus florida scoly - Coccotrypes distinctus
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 Dryocoetini
Genus Coccotrypes (Palm Seed Borers)
Species distinctus (Coccotrypes distinctus)
Explanation of Names
Coccotrypes distinctus (Motschulsky 1866)
Gulf Coastal Plain (TX-FL-GA) to Brazil; W. Indies - Map (1)(2), adventive in the US
hosts: primarily palms (Arecaceae); also recorded on Annonaceae, Bromeliaceae, Ebenaceae(1)
earliest record in our area: FL 1939(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Atkinson T.H. (200_‒2023) Bark and ambrosia beetles of the Americas
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.Exotic bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in the United States: potential and current invaders
Haack R.A., Rabaglia R.J. 2013. In: Potential invasive pests of agricultural crops. Peña J.E., ed. CABI International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 48‒74.