Xyleborus pubescens Zimmermann, 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: 42

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Xyleborus pubescens Zimmermann, 1868


Xyleborus pubescens Zimmermann, 1868  Fig. 17

Xyleborus pini  Eichhoff, 1868. Erroneous identification.

Xyleborus propinquus  Eichhoff, 1869. Synonymy Wood 1973.

Type material.

Lectotype female; "southern states", USA; MCZ.


Central America: El Salvador; North America: Antilles, Canada: Ontario; United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.


This species and X. intrusus  are common in pines. It can be distinguished from X. intrusus  by the larger, shallow strial punctures and the smaller declivital denticles.