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Mountain pine beetleAuthor(s): Ken Gibson; Sandy Kegley; Barbara Bentz
Source: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet No. 2. FS-R6-RO-FIDL#2/002-2009. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. 12 p.
Publication Series: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) is a member of a group of insects known as bark beetles. Its entire life cycle is spent beneath the bark of host trees, except when adults emerge from brood trees and fly in search of new host trees.
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CitationGibson, Ken; Kegley, Sandy; Bentz, Barbara. 2009. Mountain pine beetle. Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet No. 2. FS-R6-RO-FIDL#2/002-2009. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. 12 p.
Keywordsmountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae
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