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Exotic Bark Beetle

Hylurgops (Hylurgus) palliatus Gyllenhal (conifer)
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Exotic bark beetle photos: Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker, Museum Victoria

 

Hosts:

Hylurgops palliatus breeds in conifers of the family Pinaceae including species of fir, true cedar, larch, spruce, and pine. It appears to occur more commonly in fir and spruce and is less common in true cedar, larch, and pine.

 

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

 

Threat:

Hylurgops (Hylurgus) palliatus is considered primarily a secondary invader in Europe. However, it allegedly is a vector of Leptographium and Graphium (blue-stain) fungi.

 

Distribution:

The Exotic bark beetle is not known to occur in Indiana.