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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Cypress Bark Beetles

Author: 
Schalau, Jeff
Publication Date: 
December 2011
Publication Number: 
AZ1316-2011
Pages: 
2 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Cypress bark beetles (Phloeosinus cristatus (LeConte)) are native insects that occur throughout Arizona. They are common in the Verde Valley, Prescott, Payson, and Kingman areas. Under natural conditions, most bark beetles act as natural thinning agents that remove dying, overcrowded, and unhealthy trees. Cypress bark beetles seldom cause mortality in healthy, vigorous trees. However, when host trees are drought stressed, bark beetle populations increase allowing the beetles to colonize seemingly healthy trees.
Revised 12/2011. Originally published: 2003.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Entomology
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1316
Keyword: 
forest health
bark beetle
Arizona cypress
leyland cypress
juniper
phloeosinus
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Gardening/Horticulture
Insects and Pest Management
Natural Resources and Environment
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