Xyleborus intrusus 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: 40

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Xyleborus intrusus Blandford, 1898


Xyleborus intrusus Blandford, 1898  Fig. 16

Xyleborus howardi  Hopkins, 1915. Synonymy Wood 1972.

Xyleborus fitchi  Hopkins, 1915. Synonymy Bright 1968.

Xyleborus scopulorum  Hopkins, 1915. Synonymy Wood 1972.

Type material.

Lectotype female; Guatemala; BMNH.


Central America: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras; North America: Antilles, Canada: British Columbia, Mexico, United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia.


One of the few species of the genus restricted to conifers. Distinguished from other Xyleborus  by the steep declivity which occupies the apical ¼ of the elytra, and broadly rounded posterolateral margin of the declivity. It is distinguished from X. pubescens  by the larger declivital denticles and smaller, deeply impressed declivital strial punctures.