Image Number: 1274030

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Just under the scutellum in a female, you will find the mycangia. The mycangia Is a highly specialized saclike organ of ectodermal origin, which is used by the beetle to maintain and transport fungi during dispersal. Notice the honeycomb appearance of the mycangia.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Curculionoidea
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Scolytinae
Tribe: Scolytini: Xyleborina
Genus: Xylosandrus
Subject: Xylosandrus mutilatus (Blandford, 1894)
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Friday, August 27, 2004
Image last updated:
Monday, August 30, 2004