Common NameSmaller european elm bark beetle.
SeasonalityOverwintering generations will emerge as adults in June or July, while their progeny will emerge either in August and September, or overwinter. Some of the adults that emerge in August and September may breed and giving rise to another generation of overwintering larval individuals (Bright 1976).
IdentificationAdults can be about 2.2 - 3.0mm long and are reddish brown in colour. Both males and females will have a cylindrical and narrow spine arising from the anterior edge of the 2rd abdominal sternite (Bright 1976, LaBonte et. al. 2003). Teeth are usually present on the posterior-lateral margins of the 2nd to 4th abdominal sternites (LaBonte et. al. 2003).