Xyleborinus (genus)

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Xyleborinus saxeseni (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Natasha Wright, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Xyleborinus Reitter, 1913

This genus of ambrosia beetles includes more than 80 species and has a world-wide distribution. Several species have spread out of their native range and have become serious pests. The genus is closely related to the genus Xyleborus and can be distinguished by the shape of the scutellum which is surrounded by hairs. Females are about 1½-3½ mm long, males are distinctly smaller and flightless.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: