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Genus Cactopinus

Cactopinus desertus Bright - Cactopinus desertus - male Cactopinus pini - male Cactopinus pini - male Cactopinus rhois Cactopinus rhois
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 Cactopinina
Genus Cactopinus
Explanation of Names
Cactopinus Schwarz 1899
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1), >20 spp. total(2)
Size
1.2–2.3 mm(1)
Identification
male horns unique(3)
Range
neotropical group ranging into sw. US(3)(1)(2)
Food
phloeophagous on woody plants, but mostly feed subepidermally on Crerus and related cacti(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Mercado J.E. (2011) Bark beetle genera of the United States
2.Bark beetles: biology and ecology of native and invasive species
Vega F.E., Hofstetter R.W. (eds.). 2015. Elsevier. 620 pp.
3.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.