First records of the banded elm bark beetle, Scolytus schevyrewi Semenov (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), in British Columbia

L. M. Humble, E. John, J. Smith, G. M. G. Zilahi-Balogh, T. Kimoto, M. K. Noseworthy


The banded elm bark beetle, Scolytus schevyrewi Semenov was detected for the first time in British Columbia near Kelowna during 2010. Fifty-eight S. schevyrewi were captured in an experiment that targeted the European elm bark beetle, Scolytus multistriatus (Marsham). It was a test of the efficacy of a new trap design relative to the multiple funnel trap currently used in surveillance programs for invasive bark— and wood—boring Coleoptera. Data on the seasonal occurrence of the banded elm bark beetle are presented.


banded elm bark beetle; Scolytus schevyrewi; forest pest; invasive species

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