ISSN 1911-2173

Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification

Dichotomous and matrix-based keys to the Ips bark beetles of the World (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

CJAI 38 — June 27, 2019


Hume B. Douglas, Anthony I. Cognato, Vasily Grebennikov, and Karine Savard




We thank Miloš Knížek (Prague, Czechia) for loan of specimens used in this research. Thanks to Sarah Smith, Thomas Atkinson, and the USA National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. for images of the holotype of I. pilifrons thatcheri, and SS and TA for careful review of the manuscript. Some images were produced under contract by Klause Bolte (Ottawa, Ontario); and Mehran Saiedi (iQuest Global Inc., Ottawa), using a multi-angle photography system developed by iQuest Global and Patrice Bouchard (AAFC). Thanks to Jessica Hsiung (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Ottawa), and Daphne Uras (Ottawa) for comments on the LUCID key cover page. Thanks to Alison Slater (CFIA) for testing the interactive key. This work was made possible by the collections-building work of Donald Bright (AAFC).

We thank Brigitta Wessels-Berk (Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Netherlands (see preceding section)) and Norman Barr (United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States of America) for contributions to a related document prepared for the International Plant Protection Commission, some of which is repeated here. We also thank reviewers of that earlier work: Bjørn Økland (Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway), Torstein Kvamme (Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (see preceding section)), Hiroaki Shirato (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Yokohama Plant Protection Station, Japan) and Graham S. Thurston (Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canada).