The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Xyleborus pele Samuelson, 1981:82



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 3 October 1929 (Samuelson, 1981).

Rediscovered (Gillett et al., 2018).



Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Samuelson, G. A. (1981). A synopsis of Hawaiian Xyleborini (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Pacific Insects 23(1-2): 50-92. 


Other references:

Gillett, Conrad P. D. T., Pulakkatu-Thodi, Ishakh and Rubinoff, Daniel. (2018). Rediscovery of an Enigmatic Bark Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. The Coleopterists Bulletin 72(4): 811-815. [First page preview]


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