Coptoborus pseudotenuis (Schedl, 1936)

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: 28

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Coptoborus pseudotenuis (Schedl, 1936)


Coptoborus pseudotenuis (Schedl, 1936)  Fig. 7

Xyleborus pseudotenuis  Schedl, 1936.

Xyleborus tenuis  Schedl, 1948. Synonymy Wood 1976.

Type material.

Holotype female; Brasilien; Schedl Collection in NHMW.


Central America: Costa Rica, Panama; North America: Mexico, United States: Florida; South America: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Venezuela.


Coptoborus pseudotenuis  was first documented in the US based on a reared specimen from southern Florida in 2004 ( Atkinson et al. 2010). Common in South America, either introduced or naturally spread to Florida. Distinguished from other Coptoborus  by the slightly impressed interstria 2, 1 and 3 with 3-5 small denticles, and by the elevated apical margin of interstriae 1 and 2.