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First records of Cyclorhipidion fukiense (Eggers) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Xyleborini), an ambrosia beetle native to Asia, in North America

Georgia Museum of Natural History and Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A., 30602, U.S.A.
US Forest Service, State & Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection, Washington, DC, U.S.A., 20250.
Department of Forest Protection, Forestry and Game Management Research Institute Jíloviště - Strnady, CZ 156 00 Praha
USDA-APHIS-PPQ, Plant Inspection Station, Jamaica, NY, U.S.A., 11413.
Coleoptera ambrosia beetle Cyclorhipidion fukiense adventive species geographical distribution North America key to species


The Asian ambrosia beetle, Cyclorhipidion fukiense (Eggers) was detected for the first time in North America based on three specimens trapped in 2012 from three localities in South Carolina and two other specimens intercepted at the port of Savannah, Georgia, in 2010. The species is characterized, illustrated with high-resolution images, and compared with two other congeneric, adventive species (C. bodoanum and C. pelliculosum) presently established in eastern North America. Morphometric measurements are provided and a provisional key is presented to the species of Cyclorhipidion occurring in North America.



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