Pine weevil

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(Zool.) any one of numerous species of weevils whose larvæ bore in the wood of pine trees. Several species are known in both Europe and America, belonging to the genera Pissodes, Hylobius, etc.

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Insect killers such as predatory beetles and nematode worms are being sent into battle against foreign bugs that threaten mass destruction on Welsh forests, from the great spruce bark beetle to the large pine weevil.
Contract award: eko wax acquisition of pine and spruce treatment against pine weevil great 2015 season.
The large pine weevil is European forestry's biggest insect threat and there are fears climate change could magnify its impact.
And they will be announcing their latest findings at the Carmarthenshire garden, based on using a cocktail of the pest's natural enemies including microscopic nematode worms and fungi, in the fight against the number one pest of British and European forestry - the pine weevil or Hylobius.
In one white pine stand off of Bowman Street that has not yet been touched, signs of the white pine weevil can be seen in trees with forked and crooked tops.
In pines, the white pine weevil or the Zimmerman pine moth are possible culprits.
Kielder Forest ( one of Europe's biggest man-made woodlands ( is under attack from the pine weevil beetle.
Contract notice: Eko wax purchase of pine and spruce treatment against pine weevil great 2015 season.
Scientists from the Forestry Research Unit at Forestry Commission Wales and Swansea University are using a cocktail of natural predators in a bid to stop the large pine weevil - hylobius abietis - from attacking picturesque woodlands.
Rand thinned out the lower-grade trees to open the canopy and let more sun into the forest floor, which allows new growth and inhibits the white pine weevil, a pest that kills the tops of conifers.
SCIENTISTS have drafted in reinforcements for a biological war being waged against the large pine weevil - the single most important insect pest in European forestry.