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Dendroctonus frontalis (southern pine beetle)

Wikipedia Abstract

Dendroctonus frontalis, the southern pine beetle, is a species of bark beetle native to the forests of southern United States, Mexico and Central America. It has a hard reddish brown to black exoskeleton and measures approximately 3 mm (0.12 in), about the size of a grain of rice. It is short-legged, the front of its head is notched and the hind of its body is round.
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Litter Size [1]  30

Prey / Diet

Pinus clausa (Florida spruce pine)[1]
Pinus echinata (Shortleaf pine)[1]
Pinus glabra (Spruce pine)[1]
Pinus serotina (Pocosan pine)[1]
Pinus taeda (Loblolly pine)[1]
Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acrosternum hilare (Green stinkbug)2
Baeolophus bicolor (Tufted Titmouse)1
Castor canadensis (american beaver)1
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)2
Ernobius mollis (Pine bark anobiid)1
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)2
Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole)1
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)1
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)1
Poecile carolinensis (Carolina Chickadee)1
Reticulitermes flavipes (eastern subterranean termite)1
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)2
Sitta carolinensis (White-breasted Nuthatch)2
Spinus tristis (American Goldfinch)2
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)1
Tamias striatus (eastern chipmunk)2
Zenaida macroura (Mourning Dove)2


North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Southern Pine Beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), James R. Meeker, Wayne N. Dixon, John L. Foltz, and Thomas R. Fasulo, University of Florida
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