Image Number: 5382169

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Descriptor:
Damage
Description:
Adult excavating tunnel.  Although this tree is still producing pitch, it has been heavily attacked by mountain pine beetle, and this adult beetle is excavating a larval gallery, treading the oozing pitch.  
Image type:
Field

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Image location:
United States

Subject

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 ponderosae Hopkins, 1902

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Coniferophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pinus
Subject: Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa C. Lawson
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Image last updated:
Monday, March 9, 2009