Photo depicting Southern Pine Beetle

Southern Pine Beetle

How To Report a Beetle Sighting

The Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) Dendroctonus frontalis is a forest pest that attacks stands of pine trees in New Jersey. The New Jersey Forest Service has seen a dramatic increase of SPB infestations in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean, and Cumberlands Counties.

SBP Information from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

The Invasion of the Southern Pine Beetle

The Southern Pine Beetle and its Biology


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