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Genus Premnobius

Premnobius cavipennis Eichhoff - Premnobius cavipennis
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 Premnobiina
Genus Premnobius
Explanation of Names
Premnobius Eichhoff 1878
Numbers
A single (adventive) species in our area(1), 25 total(2)
Size
2.3–3.3 mm(2)
Range
FL to Brazil; Africa(2)
Food
hosts: Eucalyptus, Pinus(2)
Life Cycle
unique in males being flightless and mating with their siblings before the females leave the brood gallery(1)
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.Mercado J.E. (2011) Bark beetle genera of the United States