Research Paper

A new species of Craniodicticus Blandford (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Carphodicticini) from Taiwan, with notes on its biology

Ching-Shan Lin, Roger A. Beaver

Published on: 15 March 2023

Page: 129 - 134

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2023.68.129


A new species of bark beetle Craniodicticus cinnamomi Lin & Beaver (tribe Carphodicticini Wood, 1971) from Taiwan is described. The species is phloeophagous and harem polygynous, breeding in Cinnamomum insulari-montanum (Lauraceae). A key to the species of Craniodicticus is provided.

Keyword: bark beetle, Carphodicticini, Cinnamomum insulari-montanum, Craniodicticus cinnamomi, harem polygynous

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