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Species Tomicus piniperda - Pine Shoot Beetle

Tomicus piniperda Tomicus piniperda
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 Hylesinini (Crenulate Bark Beetles)
Subtribe Hylurgina
Genus Tomicus
Species piniperda (Pine Shoot Beetle)
Other Common Names
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
analogus LeConte 1868
Explanation of Names
Tomicus piniperda (Linnaeus 1758)
native to the Palaearctic (widespread there)(1); in our area, ne. US (ME-MD to WI-IA) and adjacent Canada (QC-ON)(2)(Hausner et al. 2005)
hosts: Pinaceae, in our area mostly Pinus(2)(3)
earliest record in our area: MI 1991(4)
Print References
Hausner et al. (2005) Fungi vectored by the introduced bark beetle Tomicus piniperda in Ontario, Canada, and comments on the taxonomy of Leptographium lundbergii, Leptographium terebrantis, Leptographium truncatum, and Leptographium wingfieldii. Can. J. Bot. 83: 1222–1237 (Full text)
Internet References