Black Hills beetle

noun

Definition of Black Hills beetle

: a bark beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) of the Rocky mountain area that feeds chiefly on mature ponderosa pine destroying the cambium and causing the death of great numbers of valuable timber trees

History and Etymology for Black Hills beetle

from Black Hills, mountains in South Dakota and Wyoming

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“Black Hills beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Black%20Hills%20beetle. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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