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Bark beetle galleries

Observed: 25th December 2011 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bark beetle galleries.
Bark beetle galleries.
Description:

Bark beetle galleries.

Identifications
  • Bark Beetle
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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    Likely ID
    Elm bark beetle (Scolytus species)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Elm

Richard Jones, thanks! The maternal burrows would have been vertical when the tree was upright. Elm would be unusual on this site, but there are plenty of small scrubby ones a mile away, so it's quite possible.

Bill

Bill Welch