Cladoctonus cubensis (Wood 1961)  

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Taxonomic Comments.   Wood (2007) listed Cladoctonus americanus for the material cited here from Campeche, Mexico. No species description was ever made so the name has no standing in nomenclature (nomen nudum). In any event I have compared the Campeche and other specimens from Mexico to the type of cubensis Wood and see no justification for recognizing a distinct species.

  • Cladoctonus cubensis (Wood 1961) Great Basin Nat. 21 (4): 107
  • Hoplitophthorus cubensis Wood 1961. Great Basin Nat. 21 (4): 107


Numbers in parentheses after each geographic unit are the number of distinct collection events in the database for that unit. For exotic species generally only countries are listed for localities outside the New World. For further information on published sources of distribution, check the REFERENCES section.

  • Caribbean (1)
    Cuba (1): Cienfuegos (1);
  • North America (3)
    México (3): Campeche (1), Morelos (1), Tamaulipas (1);
  • South America (1)
    Fr. Guiana (1): Cayenne (1);


Numbers in parentheses after each host family, genus, or collection method are the number of distinct collection events in the database for that host or method.

  • No host information (4);
  • Moraceae (1) Brosimum (1): alicastrum (1);


The following are important recent monographs, catalogs, and supplements to catalogs that refer to this species. The specific page on which the reference is made is shown in pink at the end of the reference. In the case of Wood (1982) and Wood & Bright (1992) clicking on the reference page will link to a digital version of the work in question.

  • Wood, S.L., Bright,D.E. 1992. A catalog of Scolytidae and Platypodidae (Coleoptera), Part 2. Taxonomic Index. Great Basin Nat. Mem. 13:1-1553 (vol. A, B). [238]

The following are references from which host and distribution data have been input into the database. If one of the above monographs or catalogs also appears in this list, it means that most relevant collection event data have been included.

  1. . . .
  2. Atkinson, T.H. 1989. New species and notes on Mexican Hylesininae (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Insecta Mundi 3(1): 57-64.
  3. Bright, D.E., Skidmore, R.E. 1997. A Catalog of Scolytidae and Platypodidae (Coleoptera), Supplement 1 (1990-1994). NRC Research Press: 1-368.
  4. Wood, S.L. 1961. New species of bark beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), mostly Mexican. Part VI. Great Basin Nat. 21 (4): 87-107.

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No.Collection dataPublication
1-> Cuba, Cienfuegos, Cayamas; Schwarz, E.A.[USNM (1: holotype, female) (Wood, S.L. 1961: 107)]
North America
2-> México, Campeche, Campo de Investigación Forestal 'El Tormento'; 10/VI/1983; Estrada V., A.; Moraceae: Brosimum alicastrum[CEAM (22) (Estrada V., A, Atkinson, T.H. 1989: 203) (TH Atkinson-2015, unpublished)] [TAMU (7) (Estrada V., A, Atkinson, T.H. 1989: 203)] [CNC (4) (Estrada V., A, Atkinson, T.H. 1989: 203)]
3-> México, Morelos, Valle de Vasquez; 30/X/1987; Burgos S., A.[TAMU (4) (Atkinson, T.H. 1989: 59) (Bright, D.E., Skidmore, R.E. 1997: 53)]
4-> México, Tamaulipas, Gomez Farias; 5/VI/1987; Turnbow, R.H.[TAMU (1) (Atkinson, T.H. 1989: 59) (Bright, D.E., Skidmore, R.E. 1997: 53)]
South America
5-> Fr. Guiana, Cayenne, Roura, 15 km SE on road to Kaw; 6/VI/1986; Riley, E.G.; Rider, D.A.[TAMU (1) (TH Atkinson-1988, unpublished)]

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