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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.
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(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
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any of numerous small, cylindrical beetles of the family Scolytidae that burrow under the bark of hardwood trees, leaving intricate tracings on the wood.
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|Noun||1.||bark 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
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