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beetle

bee tuhl

  • n  insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • n  a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
  • v  be suspended over or hang over
    This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town
  • v  fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
    He beetled up the staircase
    They beetled off home
  • v  beat with a beetle
  • s  jutting or overhanging
    beetle brows

  • HOW IT KILLS: STAGES 1-2 The beetle spends most of its life deep inside a tree, beyond the reach of insecticides and would-be predators.
  • On the dilemma of horns Why do dung beetles have horns? Insignificant as the question may seem, it has puzzled entomologists for years.
  • The bombardier beetle is an inconspicuous insect that ranges much of the world with calm and self-assuranceand for jood reason.
News & Articles

  • Logging starts to prevent pine beetle spread at Bass Creek
    STEVENSVILLE - Loggers are starting a bit of careful surgery this week, thinning more trees in the Bitterroot foothills as part of the efforts to control the mountain pine beetle.
    June 14, 2013 - KPAX Missoula
  • US Customs’ Beetle Discovery in Texas Is a Port First
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Brownsville, Texas, port of entry have intercepted a shipment of solid wood packaging materials from Russia that was contaminated with live Monochamus galloprovincialis beetles.
    June 14, 2013 - Journal of Commerce Online
  • Bitterroot NF beginning mountain pine beetle spraying
    HAMILTON - Spraying is about to begin at several popular spots in the Bitterroot National Forest as officials continue to battle the mountain pine beetle in Ravalli County.
    June 13, 2013 - KPAX Missoula
Quotes

  • Cindy Ady in Edmonton Sun
    In parks like Kananaskis, which we all love, we do see it (the pine beetle) there,Alberta's Parks Minister Cindy Ady said in the legislature. "We've used in the past tools that are available to us like controlled burns. As well, we've...
  • Bill Ritter in New York Times
    This is simply a better rule for Colorado,Ritter said. "Our roadless areas will get stronger protections, and we will get the targeted flexibility we need to address Colorado's unique circumstances, such as the pine beetle epidemic, the...
  • Lawrence Cannon in CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse)
    Vanderhoof is among several communities that have been affected by Mountain Pine Beetle infestation, which has caused economic and environmental consequences across the province,said the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport,...

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