Scolytus amygdali Guérin-Méneville, 1847, Guerin-Meneville, 1847

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: 417-418

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4098.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:00F1BDB5-AB25-47A0-B789-2E05D2E683DE

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5669470

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6B5C9A7C-4741-FFC6-C797-E053FDA7FE5B

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Scolytus amygdali Guérin-Méneville, 1847
status

 

Scolytus amygdali Guérin-Méneville, 1847  

Distribution in Iran. Alborz, Tehran ( Magowski et al. 2007), Mazandaran ( Samin et al. 2011), East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Kermanshah, central provinces ( Modarres Awal 1997).

General distribution. Central and southern Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Pakistan.

Biology. This species breeds in trees of the family Rosaceae   (e.g. Amygdalus   , Mespilus   , Prunus   ). It has been recorded from Prunus amygdalus   , P. armeniaca   , Persica vulgaris   ( Rosaceae   ), and Ailanthus altissima   ( Simaroubaceae   ) in Iran ( Modarres Awal 1997). Its biology has been described by Russo (1931) and Zeiri et al. (2011, 2015). It is a pest of rosaceous fruit trees in Israel ( Mendel et al. 1997).

Comments. Cerocephala cornigera Westwood, 1832   ( Hymenoptera   : Pteromalidae   ) is a parasitoid of S. amygdali   in Iran ( Abd-Rabou et al. 2005).