Keeping woodlands in Wales and Ireland healthy

Most damaging Forest insects


The following table is based on information in "Forestry Commission Handbook 1, Forest Insects: - a guide to insects feeding on trees in Britain" by D Bevan, published by HMSO 1987

It is restricted to those insects with a damage rating of 4 (XXXX) [Severe. Causing severe loss of crop increment, death of individual trees, severe degrade of produce, of young stock or of amenity value.] and 5 (XXXXX) [Very severe. Causing death of crop]

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Ips amitinus Eichhoff, 1872

Smaller 8-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips amitinus   Eichhoff,  1872)
Smaller 8-toothed spruce bark beetle / Chwilen Fach 8 Danheddog Rhisgyl y Sbriwsen

Type of trees: SPRUCE (PICEA)
Damage rating: Damage level 5

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