Pissodes

Pissodes

 

a genus of beetles of the family Curculionidae. The body, which is 4–10 mm long, is black and ornamented with light-colored scales. The beetles are distributed in coniferous forests in Europe, Asia, and North America. There are 12 species in the USSR. Many species feed on the bark of shoots, branches, and stems of conifers, causing a disease known as re-sinosis. The larvae gnaw passages under the bark, causing the trees to dry. Pissodes validirostris develops in pine cones.

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Many of these beetles, namely Pissodes nemorensis Germar, Ips grandicollis Eichhoff, various ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), and Monochamus spp.
lissorhoptrus kuscheli O'Brien, Conotrachelus psidii Marshall and Pissodes castaneus De Geer.
Instar determination for Pissodes castaneus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) using head capsule widths and lengths.
Hylastes nigrinus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), Pissodes fasciatus, and Steremnius carinatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) as vectors of black-stain root disease of Douglas-fir.
Mitochondrial DNA sequence divergence in weevils of the Pissodes strobi species complex (Coleoptera: Cucurlionidae).
pini previously was only recorded parasitizing late-instars of the white pine weevil, Pissodes strobi (Peck), in eastern US (Taylor 1929; Harman & Kulman 1967) and Quebec (Williams & Langor 2002).
An Annotated List: Parasites and Predators of the White Pine Weevil, Pissodes strobe (Peck).
The biology of the white pine weevil, Pissodes strobi (Peck), and a study of its insect parasites from an economic viewpoint.