Xyleborus spinulosus Blandford, 1898

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: 44

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Xyleborus spinulosus Blandford, 1898


Xyleborus spinulosus Blandford, 1898  Fig. 18

Xyleborus fusciseriatus  Eggers, 1934. Synonymy Wood 1979.

Xyleborus spinosulus  Schedl, 1934. Synonymy Wood 1966.

Xyleborus artespinulosus  Schedl, 1935. Synonymy Wood 1979.

Type material.

Lectotype female; San Geronimo, Guatemala; BMNH.


Central America: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras; North America (introduced): Antilles Mexico, United States: Hawaii, Texas; South America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela.


Xyleborus spinulosus  , native to Central America and lowland Mexico, was first found in the US in Texas in 1994 ( Atkinson and Riley 2013). It is distinguished by its unique declivity, which is armed by spine-like tubercles.