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Mountain Pine Beetle

Added by yongli on 10/30/2015 - 13:46, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 12:43

Beetle-killed forests

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Forests across Colorado's Rocky Mountains look very different today than they did twenty years ago: millions of trees have been killed by mountain pine beetles ( Dendroctonus ponderosae ). The mountain pine beetle is a native insect that is roughly the size of a grain of rice, but large populations...
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