Ambrosiodmus lewisi (Blandford, 1894)

Gomez, Demian F., Rabaglia, Robert J., Fairbanks, Katherine E. O. & Hulcr, Jiri, 2018, North American Xyleborini north of Mexico: a review and key to genera and species (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae), ZooKeys 768, pp. 19-68: 20

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Ambrosiodmus lewisi (Blandford, 1894)


Ambrosiodmus lewisi (Blandford, 1894)  Fig. 2

Xyleborus lewisi  Blandford, 1894.

Ozopemon tuberculatus  Strohmeyer, 1912. Synonymy Beaver and Liu 2010.

Xyleborus tegalensis  Eggers, 1923. Synonymy Schedl 1950.

Xyleborus lewekianus  Eggers, 1923. Synonymy Wood 1989.

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Syntypes female; Japan; BMNH.


Asia; North America (introduced): United States: Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania.


Ambrosiodmus lewisi  was first reported in North America from southeastern Pennsylvania ( Hoebeke 1991). This non-native species is the largest Ambrosiodmus  in North America, and can be distinguished from A. minor  by the tubercles on declivital interstriae 2, which are distinctly larger than those on other interstriae.