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Mountain Pine Beetle

Added by yongli on 10/30/2015 - 13:46, last changed on 10/29/2019 - 01:07

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Forests in central Colorado look very different today than they did twenty years ago: millions of trees have been killed by mountain pine beetles ( Dendroctonus ponderosae , fig. 1). The mountain pine beetle is a native insect that is roughly the size of a grain of rice (fig. 2), but large...
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