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Species Ambrosiophilus atratus

Xyleborus - Ambrosiophilus atratus - female Xyleborus - Ambrosiophilus atratus - female Beetle - Ambrosiophilus atratus scolytine - Ambrosiophilus atratus Scolytini - Ambrosiophilus atratus Scolytini - Ambrosiophilus atratus Ambrosiophilus atratus Scolytinae? - Ambrosiophilus atratus
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 Xyleborina
Genus Ambrosiophilus
Species atratus (Ambrosiophilus atratus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ambrosiophilus atratus (Eichhoff)
Orig. Comb: Xyleborus atratus Eichhoff 1875
Range
native to Asia, adventive in NA (e. US: DE-FL to MI-KS-TX)(1)(2)

State/Province Records: (3)(4)(5)(6)
CAN: ON, NS, QC
USA: AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV
Food
In Asia, reported from both conifers and hardwoods(4)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: TN 1988(7); no published reports of hosts or damage in the US as of 2005(4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Hulcr J., Smith S. (2010) Xyleborini ambrosia beetles: an identification tool to the world genera
2.Atkinson T.H. (200_-2014) Bark and ambrosia beetles
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.Exotic bark- and wood-boring Coleoptera in the United States: recent establishments and interceptions
Haack R.A. 2006. Can. J. For. Res. 36(2): 269–288.
5.Review of American Xyleborina (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) occuring north of Mexico, with an illustrated key
Rabaglia, R.J., S.A. Dole, and A.I. Cognato. 2006. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99(6): 1034-1056.
6.Bark and Ambrosia Beetles
7.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.