Theoborus ricini (Eggers, 1932)

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: 34

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.768.24697

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scientific name

Theoborus ricini (Eggers, 1932)
status

 

Theoborus ricini (Eggers, 1932)  Fig. 12

Xyleborus ricini  Eggers, 1932.

Xyleborus solitariceps  Schedl, 1954. Synonymy Wood 1989.

Type material.

Holotype female; “Congostaat”; NMNH.

Distribution.

Africa (introduced); Central America: Costa Rica; North America: Antilles, Mexico, United States: Florida; South America: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela.

Notes.

It is unclear if this species was introduced from South America or is native to North America. Distinguished by the light-brown color, the short and steep elytral declivity with stout and short interstrial setae, and the smooth posterior face of protibia.