Exotic Pest Reporting
Daniel Adam, Office National des Forêts, Bugwood.org
European spruce bark beetle
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!
03/04/2020 - The bark-beetle invades Europe
10/01/2019 - Beetle survey, treatment in region to cost $100,000
04/03/2018 - Check your firewood for spruce beetles
07/26/2017 - Poland faces court deadline in logging case
01/22/2016 - European Spruce Bark Beetle - Orkin