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Species Pityogenes bidentatus - Two-toothed Pine Beetle

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 Ipina
Genus Pityogenes
Species bidentatus (Two-toothed Pine Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Pityogenes bidentatus (Herbst 1784)
Range
native to, and widespread across, the Palaearctic(1), adventive in NA, established in ne. US (NY-WV)(2)(3)
Food
breeds primarily in Pinus, but has also recorded from other Pinaceae(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NY 1988(4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera Poloniae
2.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.
3.Atkinson T.H. (200_-2018) Bark and ambrosia beetles
4.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.