Bark beetles - is a family of beetles, represented by numerous species. A representative of this group is characterized by its size some features of the body structure.
The main diet food bark - bark.
These beetles are among the pests that are harmful to garden crops.
Types of bark beetles
The bark group includes several hundredbeetle species. Among them are microscopic representatives who reach the size of only 1 mm. The beetles that live in the southern areas may be more than 1 cm. Many species of bark beetles are found only in certain areas. For example, tropical beetles are never found in the central areas.
The most common species of bark beetlesconsidered wrinkled scolytus, typographer beetle, West unpaired bark beetle, beetle and apple bark beetle. Beetle beetle has a black color, and on the body short shaggy hairs visible well. It feeds on the bark beetle bark mainly coniferous trees.
There are varieties of bark beetles, which are known to provide their larvae with food, dissipating in the done special moves fungal spores.
Beetle beetle - a small bark beetle, body lengthwhich is slightly greater than 5 mm. The main difference between this beetle is its color. On the black shiny body clearly visible light brown or reddish hair.
Apple pitted and wrinkled scolytus - beetleswhich looks very similar. Their bodies painted in brown or red-brown color. However, the main difference in this case is the diet. Apple bark beetle - a resident of the gardens, which eats the bark of fruit trees, and in scolytus diet includes a wide variety of hardwood. Most often bark scolytus can be found in oak groves.
How to look like bark beetles
Visually, the body resembles the bark beetle the May beetle,but with a pronounced head. That form of the head, you can determine the type of floor and the bark beetle. The male on his forehead visible depressions and holes, and the female has a bulging forehead with a rather large growths. The size of females exceed males.
It is noteworthy that moves on the work done, you can determine the type of bark. Each species of these bugs leave behind different "figures".
The colors of bark beetles may varyDepending on the territory of its habitat. Tropical beetles have long legs, whiskers and predominantly black color. The beetles, which live in a temperate climate - brown, with short legs and whiskers.
A distinctive feature of all bark - availabilityon the antennae pronounced pins in the form of a ball. In the early stages of life to distinguish the external signs of bark beetles is quite difficult. The fact that these beetles are always born white. Their color varies only with time. Determine the kind of bug can only breed of tree on which he lives. Each group of beetles feed on certain types of crust.