Ips typographus larvaApproximately 50% of Kentucky's land area is in a commercial forest with PPQ/State certifying about 3,000 loads (approx. 12,000 board feet per load) of lumber for export per year.  Much more goes for domestic use.  All wood borers are of concern to the industry, State Forestry Department and the U.S. Forest Service.

Lindgren funnel traps were set to capture exotic bark beetles in high-risk locations throughout the state, including barge ports along the Ohio River, container and cargo receiving yards, and used pallet warehouses. 

Beetles of concern include those in the families Cerambycidae and Scolytidae, particularly Ips typographus.  Other species of concern include Hylurgus ligniperda,Ips sexdentatusOrthotomicus erosus, and Pityogenes chalcographus.


Ips typographus larva adult
2005

  • Number of Traps Set: 13
  • Number of Beetles Captured: 0
  • Number of Counties Included in Survey: 10
  • Counties Sampled: Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Campbell, Greenup, Jefferson, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Simpson


2006

  • Number of Traps Set: 31
  • Number of Beetles Captured: 0
  • Number of Counties Included in Survey: 20
  • Counties Sampled: Adair, Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Caldwell, Campbell, Christian, Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Greenup, Hardin, Henderson, Jefferson, Lewis, Logan, Mason, McCracken, Ohio, Simpson

2007

  • Number of Traps Set: 31
  • Number of Beetles Captured: 0
  • Number of Counties Included in Survey: 19
  • Counties Sampled: Adair, Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Caldwell, Christian, Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Greenup, Hardin, Henderson, Jefferson, Lewis, Logan, Mason, McCracken, Ohio, Simpson

2008

  • Number of Traps Set: 28
  • Number of Beetles Captured: 0
  • Number of Counties Included in Survey: 19
  • Counties Sampled: Adair, Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Caldwell, Campbell, Christian, Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Greenup, Henderson, Jefferson, Lewis, Logan, Mason, McCracken, Ohio, Simpson

2009

  • Number of Traps Set: 29
  • Number of Beetles Captured: 0
  • Number of Counties Included in Survey: 20
  • Counties Sampled: Adair, Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Caldwell, Campbell, Christian, Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Greenup, Henderson, Jefferson, Lewis, Logan, Lyon, Mason, McCracken, Ohio, Simpson

2010

  • Number of Traps Set: 50
  • Number of Beetles Captured: 0
  • Number of Counties Included in Survey: 20
  • Counties Sampled: Adair, Boone, Boyd, Bracken, Caldwell, Campbell, Carter, Christian, Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Greenup, Henderson, Jefferson, Lewis, Logan, Lyon, Mason, McCracken, Ohio, Simpson

 

Exotic Bark Beetle Damage

Exotic Bark Beetle Damage

Exotic Bark Beetle Survey 2005

Exotic Bark Beetle Survey 2006

Exotic Bark Beetle Survey 2007

Exotic Bark Beetle Survey 2008

Exotic Bark Beetle Survey 2009

Exotic Bark Beetle Survey 2010