Tomicus piniperda

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Tomicus piniperda boring in a pine shoot (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute
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Tomicus piniperda (Linnaeus) - (pine shoot beetle)

The beetle is native in Eurasia and is recorded from North America since 1992. It feeds on the shoots of pine trees and causes dropping of the shoots. It also transmits wood-staining fungi.

Vernacular names
• English: pine shoot beetle
• Français: scolyte des pins
hylésine des pins


For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.