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01 Xylechinus pilosus von oben und rechts.jpg
Adult Xylechinus pilosus from above (left) andfrom the side
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Scolytinae
Tribe: Tomicini
Thomson, 1839

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Tomicini are a tribe of bark beetles, highly specialized weevils of the subfamily Scolytinae. They belong to the group of tribes around the Hylesinini, which are all included in these by some authors. In this case, the Tomicini become a subtribe Tomicina.

This tribe contains a number of notorious pests, in particular of conifers; even by bark beetle standards, some Tomicini are unusually destructive and can cause massive amounts of damage during outbreaks. Some Tomicini have spread from their native range with shipments of forestry produce and established themselves as invasive species.



Data related to Tomicini at Wikispecies