bark beetle


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bark beetle

n.
Any of various small beetles of the subfamily Scolytinae that chew tunnels in the surface wood directly beneath the bark of trees, sometimes causing extensive damage.

bark beetle

n
(Animals) any small beetle of the family Scolytidae, which bore tunnels in the bark and wood of trees, causing great damage. They are closely related to the weevils

bark′ bee`tle


n.
any of numerous small, cylindrical beetles of the family Scolytidae that burrow under the bark of hardwood trees, leaving intricate tracings on the wood.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bark beetle - small beetle that bores tunnels in the bark and wood of treesbark beetle - small beetle that bores tunnels in the bark and wood of trees; related to weevils
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
family Ipidae, family Scolytidae, Ipidae, Scolytidae - large family of bark-boring or wood-boring short-beaked beetles; very destructive to forest and fruit trees
Dutch-elm beetle, Scolytus multistriatus - a vector of the fungus causing Dutch elm disease
Dendroctonus rufipennis, spruce bark beetle - small beetle that likes to bore through the bark of spruce trees and eat the cambium which eventually kills the tree; "the spruce bark beetle is the major tree-killing insect pest of Alaska spruce forests"
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Veblen said that the study suggests increased tree mortality rates may be indicators of climate-induced stress that could increase tree susceptibility to more abrupt causes of tree deaths like bark beetle outbreaks.
Thousands of acres of forest in Slovakia have been devastated by an eight-toothed spruce bark beetle called Ips Typographus.
In conjunction with Indiana USDA APHIS PPQ Officers and the Indiana CAPS program, 50 sites were selected for survey following guidelines from the Exotic Wood Borer Bark Beetle Field manual 2004 (Exotic Wood Borer Bark Beetle National Survey Field Manual 2004).
The presenter then went on to talk about a bark beetle that is attacking and killing pine trees in the mountains of Southern California.
Like most other camp administrators in Southern California and the rest of the drought-stricken portions of the western United States, I have kept a careful eye on the progression of bark beetle and the dead and dying trees they leave in their wake.
With moisture down and temperatures up, forest trees have felt the brunt of a continuing battle with insects, such as the bark beetle. In terms of general forest health, Robert Wheeler, forestry specialist with the Cooperative Extension Service, writes in a recent service newsletter that trees feel the attack from a variety, of sources.
The ips typographus or bark beetle has a soft spot for spruce trees, which is had news for cantons like Bern where spruces account for about 50 per cent of all forests.
When Darrel noticed Jody, a practicum student, using a camera, he asked her to take a picture of his spruce bark beetle. The children had become familiar with taking photographs of things that interested them, and they knew they could discuss the photographs later in class.
Bark beetle outbreaks have infested thousands of acres in New Mexico after two years of drought.
For both bark beetle species, analysis of N budgets provides additional evidence that dietary N is likely to be limiting for larval development.
They are susceptible to infection by the fungus, the spores of which are carried by the elm bark beetle.
The effects on bark beetle behavior have not been investigated for these additional components: amitinol (Silverstein et al.