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Species Dendroctonus ponderosae - Mountain Pine Beetle

Dendroctonus ponderosae (Hopkins) - Dendroctonus ponderosae Dendroctonus ponderosae Mountain Pine beetle - Dendroctonus ponderosae Mountain Pine beetle - Dendroctonus ponderosae Mountain Pine beetle - Dendroctonus ponderosae Scolytinae - Dendroctonus ponderosae Scolytinae - Dendroctonus ponderosae Scolytinae - Dendroctonus ponderosae
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 ponderosae (Mountain Pine Beetle)
Size
4-7.5 mm
Range
AB,BC to n. MX
Habitat
Pinus forests
Food
Infests a broad range of Pinus spp. including P. ponderosa (Ponderosa Pine),P. contorta (Lodgepole Pine), P. albicaulis (Whitebark Pine) and P. monticola (Western White Pine).
Remarks
A significant forestry pest throughout much of its range.