Cryphalus, Erichson, 1836

Rabaglia, Robert J., Beaver, Roger A., Johnson, Andrew J., Schmaedick, Mark A. & Smith, Sarah M., 2020, The bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae and Platypodinae) of American Samoa, Zootaxa 4808 (1), pp. 171-195: 175

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* Cryphalus  sp.

Several of the specimens did not match any described species based on original descriptions, and specimens. These are likely to represent an undescribed species. This putative new species is diagnosed by the small size, by the stout body proportions, and by the long interstrial bristles which are only present on interstriae 1, 3, 5 and 7.

Current survey records: American Samoa: Tutuila Isl.: Afono, -14.2691 -170.6485, 5–12 ii 2013, N. Leifi coll., Malaise trap in secondary forest (UFFE:33377; 1, ASCC); Other sites: Tutuila Isl.: Fagaalu, Fagaitua, Leone, Masausi; Ofu Isl.: Ofu, -14.1674 -169.6761, 16 v–6 vi 2018; M. Schmaedick coll.; Yellow pan trap in Rhus  2° forest; (UFFE:33375; 1, ASCC); Olosega Isl.: Olosega, -14.1814 -169.6130; 16 v–6 vi 2018, M. Schmaedick coll., Malaise trap in Rhus  2° forest (UFFE:33376; 1, ASCC); Ta‘ū Isl.: Faleasao, -14.2175 -169.5085, 15 v–4 vi 2018, M. Schmaedick coll., Yellow pan trap in secondary scrub (UFFE:32040; 1, UFFE). Other locations: Taʻű Isl.: Taʻű.