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Genus Phloeosinus - Cedar Bark Beetles

Phloesinus sequoiae (Hopkins) - Phloeosinus sequoiae Phloeosinus dentatus_Lat - Phloeosinus dentatus Phloeosinus serratus (LeConte) - Phloeosinus serratus - female Phloeosinus serratus (LeConte) - Phloeosinus serratus Phloeosinus punctatus (LeConte) - Phloeosinus punctatus - male Beetle to black light - Phloeosinus dentatus Typical Bark Beetle of sorts... - Phloeosinus dentatus Phloeosinus? - Phloeosinus
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 Hylesinini (Crenulate Bark Beetles)
Subtribe Phloeosinina
Genus Phloeosinus (Cedar Bark Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Phloeosinus Chapuis 1869
Numbers
25 spp. in our area (of which one adventive), ~70 total(1)
Size
1.5–4.1 mm(1)
Range
NA, Eurasia, N Africa, Australia(1); in our area, 3 spp. in the east, the rest, in the west(2)
Food
All except P. pini Swaine breed in trees of the cypress family (Juniperus and Cupressus spp.; Cupressaceae) and Taxodiaceae(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.