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Species Xyleborus spinulosus

Xyleborus spinulosus Blandford - Xyleborus spinulosus
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 Xyleborina
Genus Xyleborus
Species spinulosus (Xyleborus spinulosus)
Explanation of Names
Xyleborus spinulosus Blandford, 1898
Numbers
17 (now 18) spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
Male: Length 1.5 mm
Female: Length 1.8-2.6 mm (2)
Identification
color dark brown to almost black (2)
See Fig. 15: BCA (Close-up - by Tom Atkinson, 2010)
Range
southmost Texas south to Argentina / Hawaii (3),(4)
Food
Hosts on spp. in the following families: Anacardiaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Lauraceae, Mimosaceae, Moraceae, Rubiaceae, Sapotaceae, Verbenaceae (3)
Life Cycle
Unthrifty, cut, or broken seedlings, limbs, and branches of trees and lianas are infested by this species. The tunnels evidently are similar to those of Xylosandrus. (2)
Remarks
Type Locality: San Geronimo, Guatemala (2)
Print References
Blandford, 1898, Biol. Centr. Amer., Coleopt. 4(6): 201-202. Full Text Tab 7 (Fig. 15)
Wood, S.L. 1982. The bark and ambrosia beetles of North and Central America (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), a taxonomic monograph. Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs 6: 1-1356. Full Text
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.The Bark and Ambrosia Beetles of North and Central America (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), a Taxonomic Monograph
Stephen Wood. 1982. Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs, Number 6, Brigham Young University.
3.Atkinson T.H. (200_-2018) Bark and ambrosia beetles
4.Atlas and checklist of the bark and ambrosia beetles of Texas and Oklahoma (Curculionidae: Scolytinae and Platypodinae)
Atkinson T.H., Riley E.G. 2013. Insecta Mundi 02920: 1-46.