Orthotomicus erosus (European bark beetle)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera (beetles) > Polyphaga > Curculionoidea > Family: Curculionidae > Subfamily: Scolytinae (bark beetles)

Introduced to South Africa (first recorded 1968).

Publications

  • Tribe, G.D. 1990. Phenology of Pinus radiata log colonization and reproduction by the European bark beetle Orthotomicus erosus (Wollaston) (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in the south-western Cape Province. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 53: 117-126.

  • Tribe, G.D. & Kfir, R. 2001. The establishment of Dendrosoter caenopachoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) introduced into South Africa for the biological control of Orthotomicus erosus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), with additional notes on D. sp. nr. labdacus. African Entomology 9: 195-198.

 

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