Xylosandrus germanus (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: 47-48

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Xylosandrus germanus (Blandford, 1894)


Xylosandrus germanus (Blandford, 1894)  Fig. 19

Xyleborus germanus  Blandford, 1894.

Xyleborus orbatus  Blandford, 1894. Synonymy Choo 1983.

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Syntypes; Japan; BMNH.


Asia; Europe (introduced); North America (introduced): Canada: British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec; United States: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.


Originating from Asia, X. germanus  has now spread across much of North America, including the Northeast, South and Southeast, and the Pacific Northwest ( Weber and McPherson 1982; LaBonte et al. 2005); it was first thought to have been introduced into the US in a Long Island area greenhouse in 1932 ( Felt 1932). Distinguished by the black color and the lack of strial setae on declivity.