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Species Euwallacea fornicatus - Tea Shot-hole Borer

Euwallacea fornicatus Euwallacea fornicatus
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 Euwallacea
Species fornicatus (Tea Shot-hole Borer)
Other Common Names
Polyphagous Shot-hole Borer (PSHB), Shot-hole Borer of Tea
Explanation of Names
Euwallacea fornicatus (Eichhoff 1868)
native to S/SE Asia, adventive in NA (FL, CA) and elsewhere(1)(2)
highly polyphagous(1)
earliest record in our area: FL 2002(2)
Internet References
E. fornicatus in CA (Stouthamer 2013)
Works Cited
1.Atkinson T.H. (200_-2014) 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. PeƱa J.E., ed. CABI International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 48-74.