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    Without a doubt, bark beetles are the most destructive insect pests of Southern pines. Among these, the Southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis, isi the most notable and most noticed. During outbreak years, this small, but very aggresive, beetle can cause catastrophic losses.

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    Goyer, Richard A.; Klepzig, Kier D. 2002.. Where Have All the Beetles Gone?. Forestry Research. First Quarter 2002. p.10-12

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