Almond bark beetle

Almond bark beetle

Scolytus amygdali

CROPS:

almoond

Description: The Almond bark beetle is a coleopter, 2.5-3 mm in length that attacks the almond tree.

 

Number of annual generations: normally, 4 generations a year, the first adults appearing towards the end of February.

 

Damage: usually attacks the crop when it is is weakened, although it  can also affect healthy plantations when there are infested trees or clippings nearby. The borers make galleries in young shoots and buds, causing desiccation.