Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Xyleborus

Xyleborinus pubescens Zimmermann - Xyleborus pubescens Xyleborinus pubescens Zimmermann - Xyleborus pubescens Scolytin - Xyleborus affinis Xyleborus ferrugineus Fabricius - Xyleborus ferrugineus Unknown bark beetle - Xyleborus ferrugineus Xyleborus bispinatus Bark beetle 052620-1 - Xyleborus pubescens Scotts Valley-J.2018.01 - Xyleborus
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 Xyleborini
Genus Xyleborus
Explanation of Names
Xyleborus Eichoff 1864
Numbers
17 spp. in our area, of which 5 adventive from Eurasia; >500 spp. worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide; in our area, most species in the east
Life Cycle
Attack various woody plants. Some (or all?) males are flightless, haploid, mate with sibling or parental females in the brood galleries. Some reproduction by parthenogenesis(1)
Internet References
X. glabratus fact sheet (Mann et al. 2012)(3)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Mercado J.E. (2011) Bark beetle genera of the United States
3.University of Florida: Featured Creatures