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Scolytus piceae

Scolytus piceae
Bigelow Preserve, Somerset County, Maine, USA
Size: 3 mm
Reared from dead Balsam Fir. Alpine/boreal habitat around 2500 feet. Kindly ID'd by Bob Acciavatti of the USDA and CMNH. According to Bright (1976), fir is a rare host. 6 emerged in comparison to 2 Crypturgus borealis, about 100 Cryphalus ruficollis, and over 1000 Pityokteines sparsus (also ID'd by Bob Acciavatti). Sorry about the poor photos. I will not even try to post the Crypturgus and Cryphalus as these are much too small for my camera set up and skills.

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