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Genus Hypothenemus - Oriental Bark Beetles

Hypothenemus crudiae Hypothenemus dissimilis scolytine - Hypothenemus Oriental Bark Beetle? - Hypothenemus seriatus Tiny Beetle - Hypothenemus dissimilis another fun bark beetle - Hypothenemus seriatus another fun bark beetle - Hypothenemus seriatus Hypothenemus from Parietaria pensylvanica - Hypothenemus
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 Cryphalina
Genus Hypothenemus (Oriental Bark Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Hypothenemus Westwood 1836
Numbers
14 spp. (of which 11 adventive) in our area, ~180 total(1)
Size
0.6–2.2 mm(1)
Range
tropics/subtropics worldwide(1); in our area, mostly so. half of the US; many of our spp. are of Asian/African origin(2)
Food
Beetles infest twigs, vines, pith, seeds, and other plant material(2)
Remarks
Many species easily spread via commerce(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Mercado J.E. (2011) Bark beetle genera of the United States
2.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.