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Identification of Forest Insects. By James Doster. Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office July, 2002. That is one ugly insect. Attacks trees by boring through the bark and constructing galleries on the face of the sapwood A sign of attack is deep red-brown pitch tubes.

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identification of forest insects

Identification of Forest Insects

By

James Doster

Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office

July, 2002

that is one ugly insect
That is one ugly insect.

Attacks trees by boring through the bark and constructing galleries on the face of the sapwood

A sign of attack is deep red-brown pitch tubes.

What is it????

Black Turpentine Beetle

i thought the last one was ugly
I thought the last one was ugly!!

The most common bark beetle.

Comes in 3 sizes, small medium and large.

Have a scooped out rear end

What is it???

Ips Beetle

aren t they cute
Aren’t they cute?

The most destructive insect of pine trees.

Kill large areas of trees in a short time.

What is it?

Southern Pine Beetle.

chew chew chew
Chew, Chew, Chew

Larva kill buds and new growth on some pine trees

Can stunt or deform trees.

White and longleaf are not affected.

What is it???

Pine Tip Moth

kind of looks like a little elephant
Kind of looks like a little elephant.

Adults kill by girdling.

Adults feed on tender bark of seedlings.

Heavy feeding causes stunting of trees

What is it??

Pales Weevil

ooooh soft
OOOOH Soft

Soft bodied.

Reproduction is very rapid.

Suck plant juices.

What is it??

Aphids

munch munch munch
Munch, Munch, Munch

Larva eat foliage.

Usually there is not death of the tree, only growth loss.

What is it??

Red-Headed Sawfly

got your bags packed
Got your bags packed?

Larva eat leaves of trees.

Large infestations can defoliate the tree.

What is it??

Bagworm

hey no hitchhiking
Hey, no hitchhiking!

Destructive where found.

Not found much in Georgia, YET.

What is it???

Gypsy Moth