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Abstract

Distribution, host records, and symbiotic fungi of Euwallacea fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in China.

Abstract

Euwallacea fornicatus (Eichhoff) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is an emerging invasive tree pest, but its native distribution remains incompletely known because minimal records have been published from China. We report the distribution of E. fornicatus in China from records in the National Zoological Museum of China and from our own samples, including the first family-level host records in the Actinidiaceae, Oleaceae, and Pinaceae. We also report a parasitoid of E. fornicatus from Guizhou, China, and two fungi associated with E. fornicatus: a putatively new Fusarium sp. belonging to the monophyletic Ambrosial Fusarium Clade and an anamorphic hypocrelean fungus, Sarocladium strictum.