family Scolytidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Scolytidae - large family of bark-boring or wood-boring short-beaked beetles; very destructive to forest and fruit trees
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
genus Scolytus, Scolytus - type genus of the Scolytidae comprising numerous small bark beetles
Dendroctonus, genus Dendroctonus - genus of small bark beetles destructive especially to mature conifers
bark beetle - small beetle that bores tunnels in the bark and wood of trees; related to weevils
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The most widespread and harmful of these insects are the bark beetles or engraver beetles, placed in the family Scolytidae. They bore elaborate tunnels that damage the vascular cambium, interfere with the transport of sugars through the phloem, and provide openings for infection by viral, bacterial, and fungal invaders.