Image Number: 2108042

Life Cycle
Drawing by Richard Kliefoth, Boyce Thompson Institute; The developmental stages of the southern pine beetle consist of egg, larva, pupa, and adult; the life cycle lasts 4-6 weeks within the tree and a few days outside.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Curculionoidea
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Scolytinae
Tribe: Hylesinini: Tomicina
Genus: Dendroctonus
Subject: Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann, 1868
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Image uploaded:
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Image last updated:
Thursday, January 3, 2013