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What are Pine Beetles?
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Mountain Pine Beetle - Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles site description for Mountain Pine Beetle - Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles
This four minute animated video describes the mountain pine beetle and its effect on North American forests. See how beetles choose trees and what they do once they burrow inside. 
http://www.beyondbarkbeetles.org/mountain-pine-beetle/

 
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Beetle site description for The Canadian Encyclopedia: Beetle
Learn all about beetles, including the mountain pine beetle, as you read through this article. You will find: taxonomy, ecology and habitat, structure, interaction with humans, reproduction and development. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/beetle/

 
Mountain Pine Beetle site description for Mountain Pine Beetle
This fact sheet about the mountain pine beetle comes from the Invasive Species Centre. You will find images as well as descriptions of the beetles' physiology, life cycle, distribution and impact on forests. 
http://forestinvasives.ca/Meet-the-Species/Insects/Mountain-Pine-Beetle

 
Natural Resources: Mountain Pine Beetle Factsheet site description for Natural Resources: Mountain Pine Beetle Factsheet
This fact sheet about the mountain pine beetle includes: distribution, life history, ecology, status in Canada as well as attack and damage. 
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/fire-insects-disturbances/top-insects/13397

 
Biology of the Mountain Pine Beetle site description for Biology of the Mountain Pine Beetle
This document has key facts about the mountain pine beetle. Learn about the beetle's life cycle, three stages of attack, and how weather affects these creatures. 
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/forestry/forest-health/bark-beetles/biology
_of_the_mountain_pine_beetle.pdf

 
Parks Canada: A beetle's life site description for Parks Canada: A beetle's life
Learn all about the life cycle of the beetle. Use the menu on the left side of the page to explore the anatomy of the mountain pine beetle, diagrammed completely with body parts. 
https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/docs/v-g/dpp-mpb/sec2
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