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Genus Hylurgops

borer - Hylurgops pinifex Hylastes/Hylurgops  - Hylurgops porosus Scolytin - Hylurgops pinifex Hylurgops palliatus Hylurgops palliatus Hylurgops? - Hylurgops rugipennis Snout/Bark Beetle? - Hylurgops rugipennis Hylurgops reticulatus
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 Hylastina
Genus Hylurgops
Explanation of Names
Hylurgops LeConte 1876
Numbers
7 spp. (one adventive) in our area, 23 total(1)
Size
3.1-5.7 mm(1)
Range
Holarctic (south to Guatemala)(1); throughout coniferous forests of N. Amer.(2)
Habitat
Breed in the phloem of stumps, roots, and souring logs(2)
Food
on various conifers, esp. Pinaceae(1)
See Also
closely related to Hylastes and sometimes tough to distinguish
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.