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Species Xyleborus pfeili

Scolytini #5 - Xyleborus pfeili Weevil 6 - Xyleborus pfeili Scolytini? - Xyleborus pfeili small scoly - Xyleborus pfeili Fruit-tree Pinhole Borer - Xyleborus pfeili Fruit-tree Pinhole Borer - Xyleborus pfeili Xyleborus pfeili (Ratzeburg) - Xyleborus pfeili Belden-J.2021.80 - Xyleborus pfeili
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 Xyleborus
Species pfeili (Xyleborus pfeili)
Explanation of Names
Xyleborus pfeili (Ratzeburg 1837)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA and spreading along both the Atlantic (RI-VA) and Pacific (BC-OR) coasts(1)
polyphagous (recorded hosts include trees in 14 families)(1)
earliest record in our area: MD 1992(2)
Internet References
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.