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    Author(s): Robert C. Thatcher; Jack E. Coster; Thomas L. Payne
    Date: 1974
    Source: USDA Forest Service, Combined Forest Pest Research and Development Program, Home and Garden Bulletin No. 226,
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Southern pine beetles are compulsive eaters. Each year in the South from Texas to Virginia the voracious insects conduct a movable feast across thousands of acres of pine forests. Most trees die soon after the beetles sink their teeth into them.

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    Thatcher, Robert C.; Coster, Jack E.; Payne, Thomas L. 1974. Southern Pine Beetle Handbook: Southern Pine Beetles Can Kill Your Ornamental Pine. USDA Forest Service, Combined Forest Pest Research and Development Program, Home and Garden Bulletin No. 226,

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