Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Taxonomic changes for Indo-Malayan ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Xyleborini).

Abstract

Xyleborine ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Xyleborini) from Southeast Asia are often accidentally transported outside their native ranges, and some established species have caused great economic and ecological losses. The lack of a comprehensive resource for this fauna has hampered efforts to identify both native and introduced species. To remedy this taxonomic deficiency, a monograph of the Southeast Asian xyleborine fauna is being prepared. This review addresses a number of taxonomic issues regarding species outside the study region.