Image Number: 1274032

The mature adult male is dwarfed and flightless. The sex ratios in ambrosia beetles can be (10:1) to (30:1) female to male. The males are rarely seen. After mating with the mother beetle or late emerging sisters, the male dies.
Image type:

You must attribute the work in the manner specified (but not in any way that suggests endorsement). You may not use this work for commercial purposes unless permission is granted by the photographer or copyright owner.

Image location:
United States


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)
Node Affiliation:
Image uploaded:
Friday, August 27, 2004
Image last updated:
Monday, August 30, 2004