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Mountain pine beetle

Gibson, Ken; Kegley, Sandy; Bentz, Barbara. 2009. Mountain pine beetle. Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet No. 2. FS-R6-RO-FIDL#2/002-2009. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. 12 p.

The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) is a member of a group of insects known as bark beetles. Its entire life cycle is spent beneath the bark of host trees, except when adults emerge from brood trees and fly in search of new host trees.

Keywords: mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Mountain pine beetle
Electronic Publish Date: May 20, 2013
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