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The Fir Engraver Beetle in Western States

  • Alan A. Berryman
  • George T. Ferrell
Part of the Population Ecology book series (POPE)

Abstract

The fir engraver beetle, Scolytus ventralis LeConte (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), was first described from two specimens collected at Vancouver, Washington, but the species has been subsequently recorded throughout the western United States and British Columbia.20,55 Its primary hosts are true firs, Abies; specifically white fir (A. concolor), California red fir (A. magnifica), and grand fir (A. grandis).34 It has also been observed on occasion attacking subalpine fir, Douglas-fir, Engelmann spruce, mountain hemlock, and Western larch.20,55

Keywords

Bark Beetle Western State Resin Canal Beetle Population Infested Tree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan A. Berryman
    • 1
  • George T. Ferrell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment StationU.S. Forest ServiceBerkeleyUSA

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