Dendroctonus approximatus

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Dendroctonus approximatus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Steven Valley, Oregon Department of Agriculture
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Dendroctonus approximatus Dietz, 1890 - (larger Mexican pine beetle)

The bark beetle is found in Central America and in southern parts of North America. It mainly infests weakened and freshly felled trees that have been already attacked by primary bark beetles. Therefore, it is not regarded as an aggressive species.

Vernacular names
• English: larger Mexican pine beetle
• Español: scarabajo gigante mexicano del pino