The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Xyleborus pleiades Samuleson, 1981

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered

 

Distribution

Maui & Moloka‘i, Hawaiian Islands, USA

 

Biology & Ecology

"Cheirodendron trigynum (Gaudich.) Heller (Araliaceae) is documented as the first reported host plant for the endemic Hawaiian ambrosia beetle species Xyleborus pleiades Samuelson, 1981, based upon our rearing  of an adult beetle from host plant wood collected in the island of Molokai." (Gillett et al., 2020b)

 

 

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References

Gillett, Conrad P. D. T. et al. (2020a). Rediscovery of the Hawaiian endemic bark beetle Xyleborus pleiades Samuleson, 1981 on Moloka‘i, with records of three new exotic bark beetles for the island (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Xyleborini). Journal of Natural History 53(23-24): 1481-1490. [Abstract]

Gillett, Conrad P. D. T. et al. (2020b). First Host Plant Record for the Endemic Hawaiian Ambrosia Beetle Xyleborus pleiades Samuelson, 1981 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 52: 5-7.

 

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