The life span of an individual mountain pine beetle is about one year.
Pine beetle larvae spend the winter under bark. They continue to feed in the spring and transform into pupae in June and July.
Adult mountain pine beetles emerge from an infested tree over the course of the summer and into early fall.
The mountain pine beetle transmits a fungus that stains a tree’s sapwood blue.
Comprehensive testing has confirmed that the blue stain caused by the beetle has no effect on wood’s strength properties.
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