Dendroctonus punctatus — Overview

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D. punctatus has a uniform brown color. It has a smooth frons with deep punctures and no granules. Large punctures are found in the declivity. These features distinguish it from D. rufipennis and D. murrayanae, its closest North American relatives. This species is almost identical to D. micans, its European counterpart.


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