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onother question is it resistant to frost as its from asia it would like the warm im guessing :)

 

Tibet is in Asia...

 

Not that the ALB lives in Tibet, but you catch my drift :thumbup1:

 

Studies suggest that it is freeze tolerant:

 

http://nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr-nrs-p-36papers/48roden-p-36.pdf

 

These results suggest ALB is freeze tolerant. This assumption also is supported by the shape of the freezing curves from our studies, which were classic for freeze-tolerant species (Humble and Ring 1985). In other words, the northern distribution of ALB will not be limited by cold temperature but by host availability.

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Bloody hell guys I have been finding these horrible critters for quite a few yrs now I gave one to a pest control company and they told me it was death watch beetle but those pics are defo what I have been finding especially in Oak but only in already felled timber next time I find one I will send it off for sure I found some in a Walnut tree that I was planking as well I am in north dorset and have found loads of them Thanks for the info ,I always kill all the buggers I find .

Cheers Mark

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How big where they, and are you near any of the confirmed ALB sites? Someone on here may know what they are, but I would be sending a specimen off for ID.

 

[email protected] A good-quality digital photograph sent with an email notification is welcome as an aid to identification.

 

'' Suspected sightings of this beetle must be reported to the Fera Plant Health Helpline on 0844 248 0071, providing information about the damage caused, tree species and location. Any specimens of the beetle found must be packed securely in a sturdy container. The beetles are not harmful to humans although they should be handled with care as they can nip the skin.''

Taken from here: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/HCOU-4U4J45

 

 

You can get the Tree Alert app and report things through that too.

 

 

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Bloody hell guys I have been finding these horrible critters for quite a few yrs now I gave one to a pest control company and they told me it was death watch beetle but those pics are defo what I have been finding especially in Oak but only in already felled timber next time I find one I will send it off for sure I found some in a Walnut tree that I was planking as well I am in north dorset and have found loads of them Thanks for the info ,I always kill all the buggers I find .

Cheers Mark

 

You say horrible critters but they serve a purpose after all, they usually begin their life cycles and infest old trees that are dying or weak. In forests, a beetle infestation is a good thing because it removes weaker trees and make way for new ones.

Of course, in our perspective things don't exactly sit this way and it certainly feels like we need to get rid of the woodworms as soon as possible :)

Cheers!

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Bloody hell guys I have been finding these horrible critters for quite a few yrs now I gave one to a pest control company and they told me it was death watch beetle but those pics are defo what I have been finding especially in Oak but only in already felled timber next time I find one I will send it off for sure I found some in a Walnut tree that I was planking as well I am in north dorset and have found loads of them Thanks for the info ,I always kill all the buggers I find .

Cheers Mark

 

'Tree Alert' have recently updated their web access.

Report any sightings, together with any evidence (pics etc) here;

 

https://treealert.forestry.gov.uk/

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