Xyleborus affinis Eichhoff, 1868

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: 36-37

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Xyleborus affinis Eichhoff, 1868


Xyleborus affinis Eichhoff, 1868  Fig. 15

Xyleborus affinis parvus  Eichhoff, 1878. Synonymy Schedl 1959.

Xyleborus affinis mascarensis  Eichhoff, 1878. Synonymy Wood 1960.

Xyleborus affinis fuscobrunneus  Eichhoff, 1878. Synonymy Schedl 1959.

Xyleborus sacchari  Hopkins, 1915. Synonymy Schedl 1959.

Xyleborus subaffinis  Eggers, 1933. Synonymy Schedl 1959.

Xyleborus societatis  Beeson, 1935. Synonymy Beaver 1991.

Xyleborus proximus  Eggers, 1943. Synonymy Schedl 1962.

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Syntypes female; "America bor.", Cuba; ZMUH, lost; 1 in NMNH.


Africa (introduced); Asia (introduced); Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama; Europe (introduced), North America: Antilles, Canada: Quebec, Mexico, United States: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia; Oceania (introduced); South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Fr. Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, Uruguay, Venezuela.


This widely distributed species can cause economic damage in moist lowland areas of the Neotropics. This species is distinguished by the broadly sloping shagreened declivity and the small denticles in interstriae 1 and 3.