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The jack pine tip beetle (Conophthorus banksianae McPherson) is a shoot-infesting scolytid hat primarily attacks jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) in Michigan. The insect was previously thought to be a variant of C. resinosae Hopkins, which attacks cones and shoot tips of red pine. McPherson described C. banksianae as a new species, following life cycle and behavioral studies (McPherson, Wilson, and Stehr 1970; McPherson, Stehr, and Wilson 1970). Separating them by morphological features has been unsuccessful (Herdy 1963).

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