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Species Coccotrypes dactyliperda - Date Stone Borer

Coccotrypes dactyliperda Coccotrypes dactyliperda
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 Dryocoetini
Genus Coccotrypes (Palm Seed Borers)
Species dactyliperda (Date Stone Borer)
Explanation of Names
Coccotrypes dactyliperda (Fabricius 1801)
Range
native to the tropical/subtropical regions of the Old World, adventive in NA, Europe(1)(2); in our area, across so. US (DC-FL-TX-CA)(2)
Remarks
earliest records in our area: AZ, FL 1915(3)
pest of unripe date palm fruits in the Mediterranean; aAdults occasionally emerge from ripe fruits in storage or food stores(4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
2.Atkinson T.H. (200_-2018) Bark and ambrosia beetles
3.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.
4.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.