Exotic Pest Reporting
David T. Almquist, University of Florida , Bugwood.org
Southern pine beetle
Southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) is an insect pest of pine trees. It was first detected in Texas in 1987.
The southern pine beetle is one of pine's most destructive insect enemies in the southern United States, Mexico, and Central America. Because populations build rapidly to outbreak proportions and large numbers of trees are killed, this insect threatens southern pine forests. Recent expansion of the range has led to outbreaks of southern pine beetle in northeastern U.S.
11/16/2018 - The Outside Story: Southern pine beetles march north
09/27/2018 - What is happening to our pines?
04/30/2018 - Southern pine beetle sightings down in Connecticut
02/06/2018 - Cold snap gives hemlocks a fighting chance
10/25/2017 - Pine-hungry beetles creeping north to N.S.
10/20/2017 - Meet the Beetle: The Pine Beetle, That Is
08/07/2017 - Foresters battle southern pine beetle epidemic
07/27/2017 - A plea to the NJ Pinelands Commission