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Species Dendroctonus valens - Red Turpentine Beetle

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Family Curculionidae (Snout and Bark Beetles)
Subfamily Scolytinae (Bark and Ambrosia Beetles)
Tribe Hylesinini (Crenulate Bark Beetles)
Subtribe Tomicina
Genus Dendroctonus
Species valens (Red Turpentine Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Dendroctonus valens LeConte 1860
Numbers
valens (L). 'strength' (1)
Identification
Range
Disjunct e. & w. population, mostly: TN-NS-MN, CA-TX-SD-BC / Mex. to C. Amer. (2)
Food
Primary host: Pinus (2)
Remarks
An invasive species in China
Internet References
Fact sheet - Christopherson 2013
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Bark and Ambrosia Beetles