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Species Dinapate wrightii - Giant Palm Borer

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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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Bostrichinae
Genus Dinapate
Species wrightii (Giant Palm Borer)
Explanation of Names
Dinapate wrightii Horn 1886
Range
CA (introduced in UT-NV-AZ)(1) and TX (BG data)
Food
on California Fan Palm (Washingtonia filifera), also reported from the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera)(1)
Internet References
Comstock J.A. (1922) A giant palm-boring beetle—Dinapate wrightii. Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci. 21: 5-17 (Full text)
Davis A.C. (1940) Notes on Dinapate wrightii Horn (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae). Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 42: 129-134 (Full text)
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.