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n. - Type genus of the large family of bark-boring or wood-boring short-beaked beetles comprising numerous small bark beetles.

Usage examples (7)
  • The fir engraver beetle (Scolytus ventralis), a member of the bark beetle family, causes high mortality in white fir stands.
  • The bark boring beetle (Scolytus) has been reported as destructive to hickories in some sections, the trees dying as a result of depredations of the larvae of this beetle.
  • I might say on the Scolytus matter, that I have conferred with Professor Comstock, who has been kind enough to say he would place the matter in the hands of one of his...
  • The master engravers are probably Birch bark beetles, Scolytus ratzeburgi Janson. for more
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