Image Number: 1274031

A close look into the ultrastructure of the mycangia yields many fungal spores and segmented hyphae. From (Kajimura and Hijii 1994) and (Kinuura 1995), the primary food source for the larvae and adults is a species-specific fungus in the genus Ambrosiella.
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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