Xylosandrus abruptulus (Schedl)

Dole, Stephanie A. & Beaver, Roger A., 2008, A Review of the Australian Species ofXylosandrusReitter (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), The Coleopterists Bulletin 62 (4), pp. 481-492: 481-492

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1649/1108.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5461891

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/913F7B4E-D31E-0E21-058C-0087FCF2FB6D

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Valdenar

scientific name

Xylosandrus abruptulus (Schedl)
status

 

Xylosandrus abruptulus (Schedl)  

Xyleborus abruptulus Schedl, 1953   , Mem.Qld.Mus. 13: 81

Xylosandrus abruptulus (Schedl)   : Schedl, 1964, Reichenbachia 2: 213.

This endemic species was described from specimens collected in Queensland (Wongabel) from a species of mistletoe ( Loranthus sp.   ) ( Schedl 1953). Zimmerman (1992) has photographs of dorsal and lateral views. (It may be noted that the references under this species in Wood and Bright (1992) to ‘‘ Browne 1968 b:720’’ refer in fact to Xylosandrus abruptoides (Schedl)   , a species which is now considered to be a synonym of Xylosandrus morigerus (Blandford)   .) We have examined paralectotypes in NHML, and more than 80 specimens in QMB and RAB. All were collected in North and Northeast Queensland between 15 ° 43 9 S and 19 ° 07 9 S, and 145 ° 17E and 146 ° 23 9 E, at altitudes from 650 m – 1,360 m, the majority at 1,000 m or above. The species seems to be confined to the remnants of the montane rainforest. No further host records are available, but, like most other ambrosia beetles, the species probably normally breeds in a wide variety of dead and dying trees, and is unlikely to be confined to Loranthus   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Curculionidae

Genus

Xylosandrus

Loc

Xylosandrus abruptulus (Schedl)

Dole, Stephanie A. & Beaver, Roger A. 2008
2008
Loc

Xyleborus abruptulus

Schedl 1953
1953