Scolytinae of Louisiana
Louisiana State Arthropod Museum (LSAM)

Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann
Southern Pine Beetle

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Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Hylesinini: Tomicina

This species tends to attack living, standing conifers greater than 6in diameter breast height.

Additional Resources:
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Forestry


Publication Notes        
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. AMERICAN BEETLES. Volume 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL. xiv + 861 pp. Page 800  
Wood, S.L. 1982. The bark and ambrosia beetles of North and Central America (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), a taxonomic monograph. Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs 6: 1- 1356. Page 159
Figs. 59, 60, 61