Scolytus confusus Eggers, 1922,

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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Scolytus confusus Eggers, 1922


Scolytus confusus Eggers, 1922 

This species was recorded in Iran from Guilan, Mazandaran, central, northern, southern and western provinces by Modarres Awal (1997) from unspecified forest trees and ‘ Rosaceae  fruit trees’. The species is considered to be a synonym of Scolytus japonicus Chapuis, 1875  by Wood and Bright (1992), and Knížek (2011). It is recorded only from North and Northeast China, Korea, Mongolia, and Far East Russia ( Wood & Bright 1992). The very wide geographical separation of these areas from Iran, and the difficulty of identifying some species of Scolytus  , suggest that the species may have been misidentified.