elm bark beetle
Also called smaller European elm bark beetle. a shiny, dark reddish-brown bark beetle, Scolytus multistriatus, originating in Europe and now widespread in the U.S.: the primary vector of Dutch elm disease.
Also called native elm bark beetle. a bark beetle, Hylurgopinus opaculus, of eastern North America, that also transmits Dutch elm disease.
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Origin of elm bark beetle
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby elm bark beetle
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