Bark beetle
Bark beetle Bark" bee`tle (Zo["o]l.) A small beetle of many species (family {Scolytid[ae]}), which in the larval state bores under or in the bark of trees, often doing great damage. [1913 Webster]

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  • bark-beetle — barkˈ beetle noun Any beetle of the family Scolytidae, tunnellers in and under bark • • • Main Entry: ↑bark …   Useful english dictionary

  • bark beetle — ☆ bark beetle n. any of a number of small weevils (family Curculionidae), the larvae and adults of which burrow under the bark of trees, esp. conifers, and feed on the inner bark, sometimes causing extensive damage …   English World dictionary

  • Bark beetle — The unrelated sawyer beetles (Monochamus) and some other wood boring beetle taxa (especially Cucujoidea) are sometimes called bark beetles too. Bark beetles Mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae …   Wikipedia

  • bark beetle — any of numerous small, cylindrical beetles of the family Scolytidae that nest under the bark of hardwood trees, leaving intricate tracings on the wood. Also called ambrosia beetle, engraver beetle. [1860 65] * * * Any member of the beetle family… …   Universalium

  • bark beetle — noun small beetle that bores tunnels in the bark and wood of trees; related to weevils • Hypernyms: ↑beetle • Hyponyms: ↑Dutch elm beetle, ↑Scolytus multistriatus, ↑spruce bark beetle, ↑Dendroctonus rufipennis • …   Useful english dictionary

  • bark beetle — bark′ bee tle n. ent any of numerous small, cylindrical beetles of the family Scolytidae that burrow under the bark of hardwood trees, leaving intricate tracings on the wood • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • bark beetle — small beetle that digs tunnels in the bark of trees …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bark beetle — noun a small wood boring beetle that tunnels under the bark of trees. [Family Scolytidae: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • bark beetle — /ˈbak bitl/ (say bahk beetl) noun any beetle of the family Curculionidae, the adults and larvae of which do great damage to living trees, especially to conifers …   Australian English dictionary

  • bark beetle — noun Date: 1862 any of numerous beetles (family Scolytidae) that bore under the bark of trees both as a larva and as an adult …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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