Insect pests, Bark beetle, Ips grandicolis Eichh. (Coleoptera, Scolytidae)
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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.
Rimes, G. D.
"Insect pest and their control - The bark beetle,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 8:
3, Article 16.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol8/iss3/16