Stanislaw Kinelski, , Bugwood.org
Black Spruce Beetle
Tetropium castaneum

Black Spruce Beetle (Tetropium castaneum ) is an insect pest of spruce and pine. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Oregon in 2000.

Often found in solid wood packing materials. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help protect our forests: don't move firewood!

This insect pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.

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