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eastern larch beetle damage

eastern larch beetle damage

Eastern larch beetle (Dendroctonus simplex) mate and lay eggs under the bark of tamarack trees (Larix laricina, also known as eastern larch). When the eggs hatch, the larvae begin developing by feeding on the phloem under the bark, creating tunnels known as galleries that, over time, can lead to the tree’s death. (Photo credit: Jess Hartshorn, Ph.D.)

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