Ambrosiodmus rubricollis (Eichhoff, 1875)

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: 22

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Ambrosiodmus rubricollis (Eichhoff, 1875)


Ambrosiodmus rubricollis (Eichhoff, 1875)  Fig. 3

Xyleborus rubricollis  Eichhoff, 1875.

Xyleborus taboensis  Schedl, 1952. Synonymy Wood 1989.

Xyleborus strohmeyeri  Schedl, 1975. Synonymy Wood 1989.

Type material.

Holotype Female; Japan; IRSNB.


Asia; Australia (introduced); Europe (introduced): Italy; North America (introduced): Mexico, United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia.


This non-native species, first found in Maryland ( Bright 1968), is now well-established and commonly found in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern states. This species is distinguished from other Ambrosiodmus  by the combination of the red color, the small size, and the equally granulate declivital interstriae.