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Scolytinae, Bark Beetle, distinctive pattern - Pityogenes

Scolytinae, Bark Beetle, distinctive pattern - Pityogenes
100 Acre Wood, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
April 30, 2017
under the bark of White Pine

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Moved from Two-toothed Pine Beetle.

Highly doubtful that this is bidentatus, especially given the location. That species is quite uncommon, and has a very limited, spotty distribution. I would think it's more likely the common and widespread native species P. hopkinsi. Without an adult from the gallery, I wouldn't just assume a particular species from a gallery image.

 
Thanks.
Any suggestions as to how best to go looking for adults? I don't think I have ever specifically looked for these, the few I've found have been happenstance.

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I was so taken by the pattern that I never got beyond it to think, this might not be a good thing for this grove of pines. Now to find a beetle or two.
I also forgot to look in the book.

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