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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]
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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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The elm bark beetles that can carry DED are most active during this time of year, and fresh cuts from pruning can attract the insects to healthy elm trees.
Introducing plant passports for timber movement within Great Britain will enable the UK to retain its recognition by the European Union as a Protected Zone for conifer bark beetles and other known and emerging pests, protecting the UK's commercial and conservation interests in forests and woodlands, and enabling the forestry sector to maintain high standards of biosecurity.
In southeast Alaska, the normally lush forests are falling prey to spruce bark beetles and hemlock sawflys, which are taking advantage of a lack of rainfall and higher than average temperatures.
ENPNewswire-July 26, 2019--UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE: EARLY DETECTION OF EUROPEAN SPRUCE BARK BEETLES WITH REMOTE SENSING TINY INSECT, BIG PROBLEM
Bark beetles are a natural part of the forest cycle, other ecologists argue, and allowing nature to take its course builds tree resistance in the long run.
volvatus sporophores because it forages on recently dead trees for bark beetles containing C.
Recently, some unidentified species of bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) have been observed inhabiting stem bleeding-infected coconut palms in Sergipe (unpublished data).
Body length of the bark beetles is also affected by environmental conditions, such as elevation, stand composition and aspect (Grodzki, 2004; Akkuzu and Guner, 2008).
Bark beetles are pictured on a dead pine tree in a forest near the town of Breznik
Heavy logging and fire suppression techniques (fire is key to the Ponderosa's spread) have resulted in forests dominated by smaller trees and vulnerable to pine bark beetles and fire.
They cover a tale of two forests, Indians and pioneers in the pines, a special tree, forests born of fire, crusaders against fire, advocates for burning, logging legacy from clearfelling to clear cutting, loving the forests to death, forests under siege from megafire to bark beetles, whether it is too late for restoration, protecting a home and its forest, and the future.