Identificación de las especies mexicanas del género Xyleborus Eichhoff, 1864 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae).

Mauricio Perez Silva, Armando Equihua Martinez

Abstract


Xyleborus is one of the most diverse and abundant genera of ambrosia beetles, several species of which are considered important tropical pests. Given the current importance of this group, we present taxonomic keys for the 18 Mexican species of Xyleborus, using distinct external morphological features. A brief diagnosis and illustrations are included for each species.

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