Silva Balcanica 22(2): 69-72, doi: 10.3897/silvabalcanica.22.e73436
Three species of bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) on Pinus peuce in Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria
expand article infoSevdalin Belilov, Georgi Georgiev, Plamen Mirchev, Margarita Georgieva
‡ Forest Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
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In 2020 and 2021, three species of bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) were established on Macedonian pine (Pinus peuce) in the region of Vihren hut in Pirin Mts. Branches, damaged by snow were collected and studied in laboratory conditions. As a result, 24 specimens of Ips amitinus were reared in 2020 and 81 specimens of I. amitinus, Crypturgus pusillus and Pityogenes chalcographus in 2021. The most abundant species was I. amitinus with 75.2%, followed by P. chalcographus (21.9%) and C. pusillus (2.9%).

bark beetles, Macedonian pine, Pirin Mts., Bulgaria