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Genus Lymantor

Lymantor decipiens bark beetle - Lymantor decipiens bark beetle - Lymantor decipiens
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 Dryocoetina
Genus Lymantor
Explanation of Names
Lymantor Lovendal 1889
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, 4 total(1)
Size
1.5-1.9 mm(1)
Identification
4-segmented antennal funicle and sutures pattern on the antennal club are diagnostic(1)
Range
Holarctic (n. NA and Europe); our spp.: L. decipiens e. US and Canada, L. alaskanus in AK(1)(2)
Food
phloeophagous, on small dry branches of maples (Acer spp.) or, rarely, other hosts(2) (Hamamelis, Rhus, Salix)(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
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.
3.Mercado J.E. (2011) Bark beetle genera of the United States