Larch bark beetle, this + 5 mm small beetle lives exclusively on and in larch trees.
Larch bark beetle (Ips cembrae). This + 5 mm small beetle lives exclusively on and in larch trees. This beetle belongs to the bark beet
In spring, the beet
Larch bark beet
The larch bark beetle overwinters as a beetle in the plant litter; pupa and larva hibernate under the bark of the larch.
Difficult to to control; once the bark is loose, the damage is irreversible. Cutting down tree (private garden) is the only remedy. In addition, this prevents contamination of neighboring trees.
Provide a woodpecker-friendly environment: woodpeckers eat insects including the European spruce bark beetle.
In forestry, avoid monocultures; in a diverse forest, the larch bark beetle is less likely to spread.
In forestry lark bark beet