Cryphalus abietis (Ratzeburg, 1837)

Beaver, Roger A., Ghahari, Hassan & Sanguansub, Sunisa, 2016, An annotated checklist of Platypodinae and Scolytinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Iran, Zootaxa 4098 (3), pp. 401-441: 425

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4098.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:00F1BDB5-AB25-47A0-B789-2E05D2E683DE

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6B5C9A7C-4749-FFCF-C797-E638FE39FE23

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Cryphalus abietis (Ratzeburg, 1837)
status

 

Cryphalus abietis (Ratzeburg, 1837) 

This species was recorded from Ficus  sp. in the southern provinces by Modarres Awal (1997). Cryphalus abietis  is considered to be a synonym of Cryphalus asperatus (Gyllenhal, 1813)  (Wood 1986; Knížek 2011), a species that attacks conifers ( Abies  , Picea  , Pinus  ). Cryphalus  species are normally distinctly host-specific, and it is unlikely that a conifer-breeding species would be found on Ficus  . Species of Cryphalus  are difficult to identify, and a misidentification is possible.