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Association between Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) and Fusarium solani (Moniliales: Tuberculariaceae)

Taxonomic Status of Dendroctonus punctatus and D. micans (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

Ghost Forests, Global Warming, and the Mountain Pine Beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

Semiochemical Disruption of the Pine Shoot Beetle, Tomicus piniperda (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

Pre-Emergence Feeding in Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

Conophthorus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) Infesting Lodgepole Pine Cones in Idaho

Model Analysis of Mountain Pine Beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) Seasonality

Phylogenetic Comparison of Ascomycete Mycangial Fungi and Dendroctonus Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

Strong Differentiation in Mitochondrial Dna of Dendroctonus brevicomis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) on Different Subspecies of Ponderosa Pine

Tomicus piniperda (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) Shoot-Feeding Characteristics and Overwintering Behavior in Scotch Pine Christmas Trees

Tomicus piniperda (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) Initial Flight and Shoot Departure Along a North-South Gradient

Tomicus piniperda (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) Emergence in Relation to Burial Depth of Brood Logs

Relative Suitability of Virginia Pine and Loblolly Pine as Host Species for Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

Test of Semiochemical Mediated Host Specificity in Four Species of Tree Killing Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

Biology of Trypophloeus striatulus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in Feltleaf Willow in Interior Alaska

Red Turpentine Beetle, Dendroctonus valens LeConte (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), Response to Host Semiochemicals in China


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; subclass Pterygota, order Coleoptera)

Family of small, dark, cylindrical beetles, usually less than 5 mm long, in which the head is hooded by a large pronotum. The antennae are short and clubbed. The elytra are often incised and grooved behind, producing a device that enables them to shovel wood debris. An egg chamber is excavated under bark or deeper in wood according to species; eggs are placed in separate niches. Larvae are fleshy and legless, and tunnel away from the main chamber producing a characteristic pattern. Dutch elm disease is caused by a fungus carried by the elm-bark beetle, Scolytus scolytus; the fungus blocks tree vessels. Ambrosia beetles (e.g. Xyleborus species) penetrate wood, but larvae feed on fungi which develop on tunnel walls.

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