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Scolytus scolytus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Curculionidae
Subfamily: Scolytinae
Tribe: Scolytini
Subtribe: Scolytina
Genus: Scolytus
Geoffroy, 1762

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Scolytus is a genus of bark beetles (subfamily Scolytinae). It includes several species notorious for destroying trees in the forests. The Dutch elm disease is spread in North America by two species : the native elm bark beetle, Hylurgopinus rufipes, and the European elm bark beetle, Scolytus multistriatus. In Europe, while the aforementioned Scolytus multistriatus again acts as vector for infection, it is much less effective than the large elm bark beetle Scolytus scolytus.

Species include:


  1. ^ "almond bark beetle". PaDIL. Government of Australia, Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bark and Ambrosia Beetles, Family: Curculionidae, Subfamily: Scolytinae". Retrieved 19 February 2017. 

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