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Species Xylosandrus compactus - Black Twig Borer

Xylosandrus compactus, lateral view - Xylosandrus compactus - female Xylosandrus compactus, posterior view - Xylosandrus compactus - female Xylosandrus compactus, ventral view - Xylosandrus compactus - female X. compactus, mites - Xylosandrus compactus - female
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 Xyleborini
Genus Xylosandrus
Species compactus (Black Twig Borer)
Explanation of Names
Xylosandrus compactus (Eichhoff 1875)
Range
native to e. Asia, now pantropical; adventive in our area, established in se. US (PA-FL to AR-TX)(1)
Habitat
small twigs on healthy, cut and stressed plants
Food
highly polyphagous: hosts include members of 62 plant families
Remarks
earliest record in our area: FL 1941(2)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Nixon et al. 2005)(3)
Works Cited
1.Atkinson T.H. (200_-2018) Bark and ambrosia beetles
2.Exotic bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in the United States: potential and current invaders
Haack R.A., Rabaglia R.J. 2013. In: Potential invasive pests of agricultural crops. Peña J.E., ed. CABI International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 48-74.
3.University of Florida: Featured Creatures