Bark Beetles Bark Beetles are capable of releasing a chemical that attracts mates before boring into the tree and starting to make tunnels. This species mostly does this in trees, as it begins mating with other beetles inside their nuptial chamber. The female then chews through bark tissue for long intervals called galleries which lead….
In 1916, a Japanese beetle was accidentally introduced to Riverton by way of nursery stock. This metallic-colored insect caused havoc in eastern US states and is now only east of the Mississippi River except Florida. The adults are most active during June through August while they feed on susceptible plants that often end up defoliated….