Definition of Genus Scolytus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Scolytidae comprising numerous small bark beetles.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Ipidae, Family Scolytidae, Ipidae, Scolytidae
Member holonyms: Dutch-elm Beetle, Scolytus Multistriatus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Scolytus
Literary usage of Genus Scolytus
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1. Forest Entomology by Alexander Thomson Gillanders (1908)
"Genus SCOLYTUS. The genus Scolytus confines its attacks exclusively to the broad- leaved trees of the forest or fruit-trees of the orchard. ..."
2. An Introduction to Entomology: Or, Elements of the Natural History of by William Kirby, William Spence (1846)
"... you detach from the rough-split posts and rails made of this wood ; while the bark-borer of the oak is a Small beetle af an allied genus, Scolytus ..."
3. The Animal Kingdom: Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier (1832)
"... form the genus SCOLYTUS, Geoff. In Scolytus properly so called, the antennae are straight, beardless, and inserted close to the inner margin of the eyes ..."
4. A Treatise on some of the insects injurious to vegetation by Thaddeus William Harris (1880)
"This insect cannot be retained in the genus Scolytus, as defined by modern naturalists, but is to be placed in the genus ..."
5. A Report on the Insects of Massachusetts, Injurious to Vegetation by Thaddeus William Harris (1841)
"... retained in the genus Scolytus, as defined by modern naturalists ; but the condition of my specimens will ..."