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Published: 2018-09-06
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Acanthotomicus suncei, a new sweetgum tree pest in China (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Ipini)

Institute of Plant Protection, Shanghai Academy of Landscape Architecture Science and Planning, Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Landscaping on Challenging Urban Sites, Shanghai 200232, China
Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Coleoptera Ipini bark beetle taxonomy Liquidambar styraciflua China


A new species of bark beetle, Acanthotomicus suncei Cognato, that kills sweetgum (Liquidambar spp.) is described. The new species is distinguished from the other Acanthotomicus species by the placement of elytral declivital spines on interstriae 2, 4, 6, 8 and the connection of spines 1 and 2 by a tumescence. Notes on the bark beetle’s potential damage to sweetgum are given.



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