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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

G. D. Rimes

Keywords

Insect pests, Bark beetle, Ips grandicolis Eichh. (Coleoptera, Scolytidae)

First Page Number

353

Last Page Number

356

Abstract

THE bark beetle, Ips grandicolis Eichh. (Coleoptera, Scolytidae) has been known in metropolitan pine plantations for the last ten years. It was first recorded in Australia from the South Australian pine plantations (Brimblecombe 1953). Although the mechanical damage caused by these beetles is not very serious, they introduce a wood-staining fungus, and cause a degree of desiccation, which has an adverse effect upon the commercial value of the logs when marketed to the plywood industry.

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