Scolytinae

Belongs within: Curculioninae.Contains: Diamerini, Phloeotribus, Scolytodes, Micracina, Xyloterina, Scolytus. The Scolytinae, bark beetles, are a group of small weevils that live and feed in the subcortical tissues of plants. They are characterised by a reduced rostrum, geniculate antennae with a distinct, compact club, and tibiae marginally armed by spines or socketed denticles (Wood 1986). The majority… Continue reading Scolytinae

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Scolytus

Belongs within: Scolytinae. Scolytus is a genus of phloeophagous beetles found in Eurasia, northern Africa and the Americas. The greater number of species are monogamous with a smaller number of bigynous species, mostly found in the Neotropics (Wood 1986). Characters (from Wood 1986): Eye oval, entire; antenna with funicle 7-segmented, club rather large, flattened; pronotum… Continue reading Scolytus

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Scolytodes

Belongs within: Scolytinae. Scolytodes is an ecologically diverse group of bark beetles found in the American tropics (Wood 1986). Characters (from Wood 1986): Antennal funicle six-segmented, club small, sutures present or not; eye oval, entire, finely faceted; pronotal asperities fine, if present; summit at middle or indefinite; basal margins of elytra marked by a fine… Continue reading Scolytodes

Phloeotribus

Belongs within: Scolytinae. Phloeotribus is a genus of monogamous, phloeophagous bark beetles found in the Holarctic, South America and Australia (Wood 1986). Characters (from Wood 1986): Frons sexually dimorphic, male variously impressed, female flat to convex; eye entire; funicle five-segmented, club almost non-existent to strongly asymmetrical, deeply divided into three movable sublammelate segmentes, ventral or… Continue reading Phloeotribus