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Title: New Introduction: The Red-haired Bark Beetle, Hylurgus ligniperda Fabricius (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), NA-PR-03-02

Author: US Forest service, Northeastern Area, State & Private Forestry,;

Date: 2002

Source: USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area. Forest Health Protection, 80 Canfield Street Morgantown, WV 26505

Publication Series: Program Aid

Description: Discovery: An overwintering colony of adult Red-haired Bark Beetles (Hylurgus ligniperda Fabricius) was discovered in November 2000 near Rochester, New York. These European beetles were found during an evaluation of white pine root decline in a Christmas tree plantation. Hylurgus ligniperda was intercepted 169 times at ports of entry in the United States between 1985 and 1994. Excluding these interceptions, individual beetles had only been caught in detection traps in 1994 and 1995 about 15 miles west of the current infestation. The positive trap catch in 1994 occurred in a pine stand damaged by a winter storm in 1991. The lag time between the first detections and the discovery of an overwintering colony might well reflect how long it takes a recent introduction to reach a damage-detectable threshold

Keywords: NA-PR-03-02, red-haired bark beetle, white pine root decline, root decline, Christmas tree, Christmas tree plantation, Hylurgus ligniperda, (Hylurgus ligniperda Fabricius, hairy beetle, European pine beetle, long egg gallery, The Fungal Connection: Two species forest pathogen, L., truncatum. L. procerum, conifer susceptibility

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US Forest service, Northeastern Area, State & Private Forestry, null 2002. New Introduction: The Red-haired Bark Beetle, Hylurgus ligniperda Fabricius (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), NA-PR-03-02. USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area. Forest Health Protection, 80 Canfield Street Morgantown, WV 26505

 


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