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How to Identify Common Insect Associates of the Southern Pine Beetle
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Curculionidae


Figure 24
Figure 24

 

  • Cossonus corticola Day (fig 24): The weevil most frequently encountered in association with SPB galleries is C. corticola (4.0-5.0 mm). When the insect is viewed laterally, the stubby snout is the most representative feature. The body is black, cylindrical, and elongate with a punctate and striated elytra. There is a deep groove between and above the eyes.
 
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