Dendroctonus valens

Photo: Donald Owen, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Bugwood.org

Photo: Donald Owen, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Bugwood.org

  • Reddish-brown coloured, 7- 12 mm long beetle
  • Larvae feed under the bark of various softwoods including Radiata pine
  • Primarily attacks the bottom 3 m of weakened trees (e.g. after fire)
  • Infestations can cause tree death

High priority pest of: Plantation forestry

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

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol