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Large elm beetle

Scientific Name
Scolytus scolytus
Scientific Author
(Fabricius, 1775)
(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Scolytini)

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Head front male

Diagnostic Notes

Cylindrical bark beetle with a shiny black pronotum and red-brown elytra; abdomen has a declivity with tubercles on the third and fourth sternites (more so in the male); edge of frons above mandibles has a minute tubercle on either side; male bodylength 3-5mm, frons flat, with dense cover of hair, lateroapical regions of elytra with row of long, yellow bristles; female body length 4-6mm,  frons weakly convex and with weak cover of short hair.


Vladimir Novak, F. Hrozinka & B. Stary (1976). Atlas of insects harmful to forest trees Volume 1. Elesvier Scientific Publishing Company.