Dendroctonus ponderosae

Mountain pine beetle

Photo: Pest and Diseases Image Library, Bugwood.org

  • Small, 4-7.5mm long, dark or light brown coloured beetle
  • Lodgeole and ponderosa pine are the main hosts affected
  • Infestations cause the foliage of infested trees to yellow then become red

High priority pest of: Plantation forestry

Scientific name: Dendroctonus ponderosae
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Beetles & weevils (COLEOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol