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    Author(s): Michael D. Conner; Robert C. Wilkinson
    Date: 1983
    Source: Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 129. [Broomall, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
    Publication Series: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL)
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    Description

    Ips beetles usually attack weakened, dying, or recently felled trees and fresh logging debris. Large numbers Ips may build up when natural events such as lightning storms, ice storms, tornadoes, wildfires, and droughts create large amounts of pine suitable for the breeding of these beetles. Ips populations may also build up following forestry activities, such as prescribed burns that get too hot and kill or weaken pines and clear-cutting or thinning operations that compact soils, wound trees, and leave large amounts of branches, cull logs, and stumps for breeding sites.

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    Citation

    Conner, Michael D.; Wilkinson, Robert C. 1983. Ips Bark Beetles in the South. Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 129. [Broomall, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry

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