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The balsam bark weevil, Pissodes striatulus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): life history and occurrence in southern British Columbia

@inproceedings{Brooks2021TheBB,
  title={The balsam bark weevil, Pissodes striatulus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): life history and occurrence in southern British Columbia},
  author={Lloyd Brooks},
  year={2021}
}
Subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa (Pinaceae)) forests in British Columbia (B.C.) are increasingly climate-stressed and vulnerable to pest damage. Following a drought in southern B.C., the balsam bark weevil, Pissodes striatulus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), was observed attacking and killing mature subalpine fir trees. This study documents P. striatulus as a tree-killing insect, often associated with western balsam bark beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), which is considered the most destructive… 

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