Xyleborus glabratus Eichhoff, 1877

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: 39-40

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Xyleborus glabratus Eichhoff, 1877


Xyleborus glabratus Eichhoff, 1877  Fig. 16

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Syntype female; Japan. IRSNB.


Asia; North America (introduced): United States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina.


In the US, X. glabratus  was first detected in a survey trap near Port Wentworth, Georgia in 2002 ( Rabaglia et al. 2006). The ambrosia fungus vectored by this species is responsible for the death of 300 million bay trees ( Persea  spp.) and other Lauraceae  in the southeastern United States ( Hughes et al. 2017). This species is distinguished by the dark color and the glabrous elytral disc and declivity with small granules in all interstriae decreasing in size toward apex.