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Pest Alert Common Pine Shoot Beetle NA-TP-05-93

The common (or larger) pine shoot beetle, Tomicus(=Blastophagus) piniperda (L.), was discovered near Cleveland, Ohio in July 1992. As of this writing, it is now in six states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Adults of the common pine shoot beetle are cylindrical and range from 3 to 5mm in length (about the size of a match head). Their head and thorax are shiny black while the wing covers are reddish-brown to black. Eggs are 1 mm long, oval, smooth, and shiny white. Larvae are legless, slightly curved, have a white body and brown head, and can reach 1/4 inch (5 mm) in length when fully grown.

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1992
ID: 
NA-TP-05-93
Author: 
Bob Haack USDA FS NCFES, Dan Kucera USDA FS NATechnical
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Insects and Diseases
Pest Alert Common Pine Shoot Beetle NA-TP-05-93
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