Bark and Ambrosia Beetles of California: Overview
197 species of bark and ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae  and Platypodinae ).
17 have been introduced from other continents
188 species of Scolytinae included by Wood (1982) (not necessarily listed from California)
7 species have been added since 1982
Inevitably there will be errors and omissions. I would appreciate it if these are brought to my attention.
Access to Species Information
Information on individual species can be accesed through 3 routes:
- condensed taxonomic list. For those familiar with the higher classification of the group, this allows a quick lookup. Clicking on names of tribes, subtribes, and genera will expand (or close) sublists down to the species level.
- checklist of the species of California. For those with some familiarity with the classification, but need a little help a checklist of all species that the user can scroll through.
- alphabetical Index. It may be easier in some cases just to look up a species in the alphabetical Index. All currently accepted names as well as all synonyms of which I am aware are included. This means that even if you can't keep up with all of the name changes, you should still be able to find your beetle.
Clicking on the book icon () will bring up information on a particular species. There are separate sections for images (if any are available), synonymy, a summary of distribution records from the database, a summary of host and trapping information from database records, a list of references from which information was taken for the species, a distribution map, and a table of data records. In the references section, links are provided to the pages in the Wood (1982) monograph and in the Wood & Bright (1992) catalog where the species is treated.