Undescribed species of Cyrtogenius, photographed by Jiri Hulcr.

Belongs within: Scolytinae.

Cyrtogenius is a genus of bark beetles found from Africa to Micronesia; members of this genus are phloeophagous and heterosanguineously polygynous (Wood 1986).

Characters (from Wood 1986): Antennal club with suture 1 weakly to profoundly procurved, rarely with sutures absent and pubescent to base, posterior face with only one suture indicated; funicle of small species with as few as three segments, most four- or five-segmented; pronotum with dorsal profile evenly arched, summit indefinite, anterior half of pronotum declivous and armed by asperities; procoxae narrowly separated, rarely intercoxal piece longitudinally emarginate, commonly with ventrolateral margin of declivity slightly elevated or armed; scutellum rather large, flat. Male of normal size, joining female in new parental gallery.

<==Cyrtogenius Strohmeyer 1910 (see below for synonymy) W86
    |--*C. bicolor W86
    |--C. africanus [=*Metahylastes africanus] W86
    |--C. aries [=*Artepityophthorus aries] W86
    |--C. grandis [=Pelicerus grandis, *Ozodendron grande] W86
    |--C. kumatoensis [=*Orosiotes kumatoensis] W86
    |--C. movoliae [=*Mimidendrulus movoliae] W86
    |--C. nitidus [=Lepicerus nitidus, *Pelicerus nitidus] W86
    |--C. pini [=*Carposinus pini] W86
    |--C. rugipennis [=*Carpophloeus rugipennis] W86
    `--C. vaticae [=*Taphroborus vaticae] W86

Nomen nudum: *Taphrostenoxis tenuis Schedl in Wood 1986 W86

Cyrtogenius Strohmeyer 1910 [=Kyrtogenius; incl. Artepityophthorus Schedl 1969, Carpophloeus Schedl 1959, Carposinus Hopkins 1915, Eulepiops Schedl 1939, Metahylastes Eggers 1922, Mimidendrulus Schedl 1957, Orosiotes Niisima 1917, Ozodendron Schedl 1957, Pelicerus Eggers 1923, Taphroborus Nunberg 1961, Taphrostenoxis Schedl in Wood 1986 (n. n.)] W86

*Type species of generic name indicated


[W86] Wood, S. L. 1986. A reclassification of the genera of Scolytidae (Coleoptera). Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs 10: 1-126.

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