Scolytinae of Louisiana
Louisiana State Arthropod Museum (LSAM)

Scolytus multistriatus (Marsham)
Smaller European Elm Bark Beetle

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Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Scolytini: Scolytina

Introduced species. This species is the principle American vector of the Dutch Elm Disease fungus Ceratocystis ulmi. Cut, unthrifty, or diseased trees are selected for attack.

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Chemical Ecology of Insects


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 801  
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 430
Figs. 118, 119