First record of Euplatypus parallelus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in China

You Li, Xiang Zhou, Shengchang Lai, Tao Yin, Yingchao Ji, Shuping Wang, Jianguo Wang, Jiri Hulcr



Euplatypus parallelus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a neotropical ambrosia beetle that that is rapidly spreading around the world. It has been recorded from over 80 host trees and is implicated as a primary pest attacking rubber trees and rosewood. Here, we report the first country record and successful establishment of the species in Hainan, China. Currently, E. parallelus does not appear to act as a destructive forest pest in Hainan.



Euplatypus parallelus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) es un escarabajo de ambrosia Neotropical que se esta esparciendo rapidamente a escala global. Se ha reportado para más de 80 árboles hospederos, siendo una plaga primaria para árbole de caucho y madera rosa. Reportamos aquí el primer registro y establecimiento exitoso en Hainan, China. Actualmente, E. parallelus no parece ser una plaga forestal destructive en Hainan.

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wood borer; island; forest pest; invasive species; COI sequence

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