Dendroctonus micans. Survey Reference. 1. Dendroctonus micans (Kugelann). Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae. Great spruce bark beetle. Host(s). Pest management with Dendroctonus micans. Our approach to management is to breed and release a host-specific predatory beetle, Rhizophagus grandis, that. An environmentally sound method of pest management to control an alien pest, the great spruce bark beetle, Dendroctonus micans.

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Austin State University, Effects of ecological factors on the interaction between populations of Dendroctonus micans and Ips typographus Coleoptera: The head is visible when viewed dorsally and the elytral declivity is smooth and rounded.

Taxonomic status of Dendroctonus punctatus and D.

Dendroctonus micans in Turkey: The result of two years experience in survey and mican. The giant bark-beetle Dendroctonus micans Kugelann in Turkey Coleoptera: The rearing of Rhizophagus grandis and its release against Dendroctonus micans in the United Kingdom.


Norway spruce – Picea abies L. To ensure positive identification, a taxonomist, with expertise in the family Scolytidae, should examine bark beetles believed to be a new introduction. When several females oviposit close to each other, the individual galleries coalesce. Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs, No.

Datasheet Dendroctonus micans great spruce bark beetle. Risk of Introduction Top of page The adults can fly at least 2 to 3 km in search of new hosts but prefer to attack either the same trees in which they developed or immediately adjacent trees. The bark and ambrosia beetles of North and Central America Coleoptera: It was discovered in the UK in Quarantine pests for Europe.

Pest categorisation of Dendroctonus micans

London; Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 11 pp. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Kobakhidze, ; EPPO, This may be due to its unique biology, which seems to protect it from competitors and generalist natural enemies Everaerts et al. These data revealed that pest density is intensive on edndroctonus areas and trees.


Fieldig and Evans However, occasionally outbreaks do occur and result in widespread tree mortality. However, apparently healthy trees are also commonly attacked. Most occur on conifers in North and Central America.

Dendroctonus micans – Wikipedia

Environmental Impact Top of page Sustained attack on individual trees can result in tree mortality. Description Top of page Eggs Scolytidae eggs are smooth, ovoid, white and translucent. Curculionidae, Scolytinaefor the EU. Woodpeckers Picoides major prey on the larvae and pupae. Sibling males normally mate the females incestuous mating.

Bevan D; King CJ, Spruce beetle larvae have four larval instars and are mm long when mature Holsten et al. A catalog of Scolytidae and Platypodidae ColeopteraPart 2: Bright and Skidmore,