Retrieval of a western oak bark beetle from a live oak canker
29 October 2016.
We found a western oak bark beetle, Pseudopityophthorus pubipennis, in one of the cankers of the Cooper2 live oak branch. Cooper2 is an interior live oak infested with foamy bark canker. The beetle was small, about one and a half millimeters long. Sample collected 29 October 2016, by Paul Cooper.