Bark Beetles

Some articles on bark beetles, beetle, bark beetle, bark:

Cleridae - Ongoing Research
... Thanasimus undatulus is a predator of bark beetles ... Some species of bark beetles such as the southern pine beetle and the mountain pine beetle can become pests to the lumber industry because in large numbers they can cause damage and kill live trees ... Researchers and forestry officials have used bark beetle aggreagation pheromones to attract the checkered beetle to specific trees ...
Spruce-fir Forests
... such as the Pinus resinosa, frequently survive fire, the thin bark of spruce make them more vulnerable ... Trees such as the Douglas fir withstand much of the fire due to the thicker bark they have ... problems in spruce and fir forests are bark beetles, budworms, and gall-forming insects, to which spruce is extremely susceptible ...

Famous quotes containing the words beetles and/or bark:

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    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    His life itself passes deeper in nature than the studies of the naturalist penetrate; himself a subject for the naturalist. The latter raises the moss and bark gently with his knife in search of insects; the former lays open logs to their core with his axe, and moss and bark fly far and wide. He gets his living by barking trees. Such a man has some right to fish, and I love to see nature carried out in him.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)