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Black Spruce Beetle

Tetropium castaneum (Linnaeus)
Black Spruce Beetle
C.M.F. Pierce

 

Hosts:

The black spruce beetle has been reported in pine, spruce, fir, larch, oak and walnut.

 

Commodities Affected:
Forestry and Natural Areas, Nursery, Ornamentals, and Turf

 

Threat:

The black spruce beetle is a broadly distributed and fairly common species that infests wood used for solid wood packing material (SWPM). It is considered a secondary pest (i.e., attacks weakened or recently killed trees, including a number of conifers) in Europe and Asia, but the black spruce beetle was also not considered to be a threat to apparently healthy trees. The potential of this species to attack and damage living trees in the U.S. is largely unknown.

 

Distribution:

The black spruce beetle is not known to occur in Indiana