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Image Number K7010-9

This predatory beetle, Thanasimus formicarius, can eat about three pine shoot beetles daily for up to 3 months. The pine shoot beetle is a destructive pest of pine trees in about 150 U.S. counties.

Photo by Scott Bauer.



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Last Modified: 5/23/2006