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Genus Phloeosinus - Cedar Bark Beetles

Phloesinus sequoiae (Hopkins) - Phloeosinus sequoiae Phloeosinus sequoiae Phloeosinus dentatus Phloeosinus vandykei Phloeosinus punctatus Phloeosinus? - Phloeosinus Phloeosinus sp? - Phloeosinus Phloeosinus sp? - Phloeosinus
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
25 spp. in our area (of which one adventive), ~70 total(1)
1.5–4.1 mm(1)
NA, Eurasia, N Africa, Australia(1); in our area, 3 spp. in the east, the rest, in the west(2)
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.