Tomicus piniperda, Tomicus minor

Affected trees

The Common Pine Shoot Beetle is a brown to black coleopteran, 3.5 to 4.8 mm long, and somewhat resemble individuals of Dendroctonus in general appearance, but the funicle of the antenna is composed of six antennomeres. They can be distinguished from other members of the genus by the smooth second elytral interval on the declivity.

Number of annual generations

This species is considered the most serious scolytid pest of pines in Europe. It attacks both the trunks and growing shoots of pines, especially Scotch pine, Pinus sylvestris L. In Europe, it occasionally attacks spruce (Abies sp.) and larch (Larix sp.). It especially attacks weakened, stressed, or dying trees, but will also attack and kill apparently healthy trees.

Pheromone: Tomowit
Trap: WitaTrap Multi Funnel

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