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Genus Pseudothysanoes

Pseudothysanoes turnbowi Wood - Pseudothysanoes turnbowi - male Curculionid - Pseudothysanoes Pseudothysanoes rigidus Pseudothysanoes rigidus
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 Scolytini (Typical Bark Beetles)
Subtribe Micracidina
Genus Pseudothysanoes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Very diverse genus; some species groups used to be treated as distinct genera (=Cryptocleptus, Aphanocleptus, etc.)(1)
Explanation of Names
Pseudothysanoes Blackman 1920
Numbers
19 spp. in our area, ~90 total(2)
Size
0.7–2.0 mm(2)
Range
se. Canada to Brazil(2); in our area, throughout the US, one species ranges into Canada but most are confined to the arid areas of the West (just 3 spp. in the East)(1)
Food
Several western species breed in the phloem of dying mistletoe (Phoradendron), others in twigs of hardwood trees(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Mercado J.E. (2011) Bark beetle genera of the United States