Cryphalus abietis (Ratzeburg, 1837),

Beaver, Roger A., Ghahari, Hassan & Sanguansub, Sunisa, 2016, An annotated checklist of Platypodinae and Scolytinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Iran, Zootaxa 4098 (3), pp. 401-441: 425

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Cryphalus abietis (Ratzeburg, 1837)


Cryphalus abietis (Ratzeburg, 1837) 

This species was recorded from Ficus  sp. in the southern provinces by Modarres Awal (1997). Cryphalus abietis  is considered to be a synonym of Cryphalus asperatus (Gyllenhal, 1813)  (Wood 1986; Knížek 2011), a species that attacks conifers ( Abies  , Picea  , Pinus  ). Cryphalus  species are normally distinctly host-specific, and it is unlikely that a conifer-breeding species would be found on Ficus  . Species of Cryphalus  are difficult to identify, and a misidentification is possible.