Black pine bark beetle – Hylastes ater (Paykull)
This species breeds primarily in the inner bark of roots, fresh stumps, the base of dead and dying trees or logs in contact with the ground.4 However, immature beetles feed on the inner bark of pine, spruce, true firs, Douglas-fir and larch seedlings.
What information is available?
- Pest Fact Sheet
- Policy Directives
- D-08-04 - Plant Protection Import Requirements for Plants and Plant Parts for Planting: Preventing the Entry and Spread of Regulated Plant Pests Associated with the Plants for Planting Pathway
- D-01-12 - Phytosanitary Requirements for the Importation and Domestic Movement of Firewood
- D-98-08 Entry Requirements for Wood Packaging Materials Produced in All Areas Other Than the Continental United States
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