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Genus Xyleborus

Ambrosia beetle - Xyleborus bark beetle - Xyleborus Bark Beetle - Xyleborus Scolytin - Xyleborus beetle - Xyleborus celsus Xyleborus glabratus Xyleborus bispinatus Xyleborus celsus Eichhoff - Xyleborus celsus
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 Xyleborina
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
Genus page - Mercado J.E. (2011)(2)
X. glabratus (Redbay Ambrosia Beetle) fact sheets: Mann et al. (2012)[Cite:185010] | Hoddle (2013)(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.Invasive species in California