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Species Agrilus sinuatus - Sinuate Peartree Borer

Agrilus sinuatus (Olivier) - Agrilus sinuatus Agrilus sinuatus (Olivier) - Agrilus sinuatus
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Buprestoidea (Metallic Wood Boring Beetles)
Family Buprestidae (Metallic Wood-boring Beetles)
Subfamily Agrilinae
Tribe Agrilini
Genus Agrilus
Species sinuatus (Sinuate Peartree Borer)
Explanation of Names
Agrilus sinuatus (Olivier 1790)
Size
4.5-10 mm(1)
Range
native to the Palaearctic (Europe to Siberia)(2), adventive in NA (ne. US: CT-NJ)(3)
Food
hosts: at least eight genera of Rosaceae(4), incl. pear (preferred), hawthorn, quince, cotoneaster, serviceberry(3)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NJ 1894(3)