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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