Engraver beetle

Engraver beetle

Ips acuminatus


pine trees

Description: Ips acuminatus is a smallcoleoptera, from 2.2 to 4 mm in length, which severely damages pine forests in Europe and parts of Asia, with special emphasis on wild pine .


Number of annual generations: normally, two generations per year.


Damage: damage occurs inside the trunks and branches. Initially damage is caused by adults that bore laying galleries, and subsequently the larvae damage the tree them when they feed on the phloem tissue. They may kill the pine.