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European Spruce Bark Beetle

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European spruce bark beetle
Scientific Name:

Ips typographus L. (Cognato and Sun 2007)

Common Name:
European spruce bark beetle (ESBB)
European Spruce Bark Beetle, Adult - Daniel Adam Office National des Forêts, France
Native To:

Europe and Asia (Wood and Bright 1992)

Date of U.S. Introduction:

Not currently established in the U.S. (Økland et al. 2011)

Means of Introduction:
Intercepted in packing crates and unprocessed wood items at ports (Haack 2001)

Destructive pest of spruce (Picea spp.) that has caused extensive tree losses in Europe (CABI)

Current U.S. Distribution:
Not currently established

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status



Selected Resources

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European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.
See also: Forest Pest Species Profiles for more fact sheets
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Silv-Econ Ltd.
University of Georgia. Bugwood Network. Bark and Wood Boring Beetles of the World.

International Government

Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency.


Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.

See also: Forecasting Invasion Risks for more factsheets