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Species Dendroctonus rufipennis - Spruce Beetle

Dendroctonus rufipennis Dendroctonus rufipennis Dendroctonus rufipennis Dendroctonus rufipennis Dendroctonus rufipennis Dendroctonus rufipennis Dendroctonus rufipennis (?) - Dendroctonus rufipennis Dendroctonus rufipennis (?) - Dendroctonus rufipennis
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 Hylurgina
Genus Dendroctonus
Species rufipennis (Spruce Beetle)
Identification
Frons closely granulate and coarsely punctate.
Range
Transcontinental across Canada and most of the northern USA; occurs south to CA & NM.
Habitat
On spruce (Picea spp.)
Remarks
An important forestry pest.
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