Daniel Adam, Office National des ForĂȘts, Bugwood.org
European Spruce Bark Beetle
Ips typographus

European Spruce Bark Beetle (Ips typographus ) is an insect pest of spruce trees. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Indiana in 1995.

Currently not found in North America, this insect is very successful in seeking out suitable hosts and has a high probability of being able to reproduce should it enter via the northern portions of North America. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help to 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.

Survey Maps Planned Surveys
Planned Surveys for Ips typographus
Not all counties are required to report.