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Acta zoológica mexicana

versión On-line ISSN 2448-8445versión impresa ISSN 0065-1737

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PEREZ-SILVA, Mauricio et al. Synopsis of Mexican species of the genus Xyleborus Eichhoff, 1864 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Acta Zool. Mex [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.2, pp.239-250. ISSN 2448-8445.

Within Scolytinae, one of the most important groups in tropical areas is the genus Xyleborus, recognized for their feeding habits as ambrosial beetles. In Mexico, only a few studies have been focused on the genus. Therefore the present work had the purpose a taxonomic list of species present in Mexico Xyleborus and its current distribution and hosts of the species reported. To carry out this study, scientific collections were revised; collections were performed in some localities 6 states of Mexico field and current literature on the genus revised. Species were identified with specialized taxonomic keys. In Mexico there are 18 species of Xyleborus, of which X. bispinatus and X. vismiae are reported for the first time in the country; X. declivis, X. intrusus, X. horridus, X. macer and X. posticus were recorded for the first time in some Mexican states. The state where most species of the genus are reported is Veracruz with 14. The distribution of the Mexican species of Xyleborus is complemented by maps, and includes a list of hosts, according to the entomological material the literature.

Palabras llave : Ambrosial beetles; tropical areas; taxonomic list.

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