bark beetle(redirected from bark beetles)
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Related to bark beetles: Mountain pine beetle
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.
(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
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