Pest Photo

Daniel Adam, Office National des Forêts,

European spruce bark beetle

Ips typographus

European spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) is an insect pest of spruce trees. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Indiana in 1995.

Currently not found in North America, this insect is very successful in seeking out suitable hosts and has a high probability of being able to reproduce should it enter via the northern portions of North America. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!

For more information about this plant pest, see the CAPS data sheet and the CABI data sheet.
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