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European Spruce Bark Beetle

Scientific Name

Ips typographus L. (Cognato and Sun 2007)

Common Name

European spruce bark beetle (ESBB)

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

European spruce bark beetle

European Spruce Bark Beetle, Adult


Daniel Adam Office National des Forêts, France

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Selected Resources

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International Government