Scolytinae of Louisiana
Louisiana State Arthropod Museum (LSAM)

Xylosandrus compactus (Eichhoff)
Black Twig Borer

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Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Scolytini: Xyloborina

This species attacks twigs of living trees and shrubs.

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Publication Notes        
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. AMERICAN BEETLES. Volume 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL. xiv + 861 pp. Page 803  
Wood, S.L. 1982. The bark and ambrosia beetles of North and Central America (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), a taxonomic monograph. Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs 6: 1- 1356. Page 768