CPHST is pleased to announce the release of a new identification tool, An Identification Tool for Bark Beetles of the Southeastern United States. Bark Beetles of the Southeastern United States was created through collaboration among USDA/APHIS/PPQ Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST), North Carolina State University (NCSU), Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), Southern Plant Diagnostic Network (SPDN), Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Museum Victoria, Australia (PaDIL image library). The internet-based tool separates southeastern United States genera contained within the Curculionidae subfamily Scolytinae, focusing specifically on members of the tribes Hylesinini and Scolytini.
Bark Beetles of the Southeastern United States, developed and released in Lucid version 3.4, was uploaded to the Internet in January 2010 to support easy access by PPQ and our cooperators. Bark Beetles of the Southeastern United States can be accessed at: http://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/bark_beetles.htm
Some of the images from this project are available through the Bugwood Image Database. Below are the links to some of the image galleries: