Species - Scolytus piceae

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum


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Scolytus piceae

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Common NameSpruce engraver. SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from May to August. IdentificationAdults may be 2.4 to 3.3 mm long and are shiny black in colour. The frons is flattened and depressed in between the eyes (Bright 1976). The second sternite is not concaved and rises vertically to meet the elytra. In both males and females, there is a median spine arising in the center of the 2nd abdominal sternite (i.e. base of spine does not touch the anterior or posterior margin of 2nd sternite) (Bright 1976).

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum