Dendroctonus rufipennis

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Synonyms for Dendroctonus rufipennis

small beetle that likes to bore through the bark of spruce trees and eat the cambium which eventually kills the tree

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These set the stage for outbreaks of the spruce beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis. Aerial forest health surveys detected significant increases in tree mortality due to D.
Arthropod associates of the spruce beetle Dendroctonus rufipennis (Kirby) (Col., Scolytidae) in spruce stands of south-central and interior Alaska.
These changing conditions have contributed to a severe outbreak of the spruce beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis Kirby) affecting almost two-thirds of a white spruce (Picea glauca) forest in the region estimated at 600000 ha (ACIA, 2004; Garbutt, 2005; Garbutt et al., 2007; Ogden, 2007).
A normal presence in the forests of Alaska, spruce bark beetles (dendroctonus rufipennis) began to spread dramatically a decade ago.