Ips Bark Beetles in the Southeastern U.S.

Ips Bark Beetles in the Southeastern U.S.

David R. Coyle, Forest Health Extension Associate, Southern Regional Extension Forestry and D.B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia; A. Brady Self, Assistant Extension Professor, Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University James D. Floyd, Forestry Instructor, Holmes Community College; and John J. Riggins, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University

Forest Management, Forest Health, Conservation Education, and Environmental Management

1603_FH-002.pdf — PDF document, 4792Kb

Four species of Ips bark beetles are present in the southeastern U.S. and are commonly found in the same trees as three somewhat similar-looking bark beetle species. Ips bark beetle infestations are often misidentified as SPB infestations, but differ in several important ways. Proper identification of the species of bark beetle and conditions responsible for stand or tree stress will greatly influence the recommended management activity or control method.


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