Cnestus mutilatus (Blandford, 1894)

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: 27-28

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Cnestus mutilatus (Blandford, 1894)


Cnestus mutilatus (Blandford, 1894)  Fig. 6

Xyleborus mutilatus  Blandford, 1894.

Xyleborus sampsoni  Eggers, 1930. Synonymy Wood 1989.

Xyleborus banjoewangi  Schedl, 1939. Synonymy Kalshoven 1960.

Xyleborus taitonus  Eggers, 1939. Synonymy Wood and Bright 1987.

Type material.

Holotype female; Japan; BMNH.


Asia; North America (introduced): United States: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas; Oceania.


Cnestus mutilatus  was first collected in North America from Mississippi in 1999 ( Schiefer and Bright 2004). This species is easily distinguished from other Xyleborini  by the truncate and short elytra, with a circular declivity delimited by a distinct carina posteriorly and laterally.