Not all pine beetles are the notorious Southern Pine Beetles!!

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Reid, Laurie
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2010
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Southern pine beetle--South Carolina , Insect pests--South Carolina
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In South Carolina, there are five species of pine beetles that will attack, and sometimes kill, pine trees; three species of Ips engraver beetles, the Southern Pine Beetle, and the Black Turpentine Beetle. These beetles attack a different portion of the tree; some have characteristic galleries under the bark, and pitch tubes that will aid in identification. Correctly identifying the species of pine beetles is very important as there are different control strategies. In addition to these five species, Ambrosia Beetles and Southern Pine Sawyer Beetles, often considered secondary pests, will attack stressed, dying, or recently killed pine trees.
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South Carolina State Library
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