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Xyleborina diversity.jpg
Top left: Amasa sp.
Top right: Eccoptopterus spinosus
Center: Sampsonius sp.
Bottom left: Xylosandrus ursa
Bottom right: Coptoborus fragilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Scolytinae
Tribe: Xyleborini

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Xyleborini are a tribe of ambrosia beetles (alternatively called subtribe Xyleborina of tribe Scolytini), highly specialized weevils of the subfamily Scolytinae. Much of the ambrosia beetle fauna in Eurasia and the Americas consists of Xyleborini species. Some Xyleborini are notorious invasive species.

Most genera are small or even monotypic, and contain 1-8 dozen species. The type genus Xyleborus contains over 500 species, but it is an unnatural grouping of unrelated species.[1] Key for the world genera of Xyleborini available through a North Carolina State University website.[2]




  1. ^ Hulcr, J., Beaver, R. A., Dole, S. A., Cognato, A. I. 2007: Cladistic review of xyleborine generic taxonomic characters (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Systematic Entomology, 32, 568-584.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.scolytid.msu.edu