Tom Coleman, forest entomologist for the U.S. Forest Service, chips away at the bark on a Jeffrey Pine to look for Bark Beetles in the Barton Flats area of the San Bernardino National Forest in May. (Sarah Alvarado — Staff photographer)
By Jim Steinberg, The Sun
Posted: 06/13/15 – 9:51 PM PDT |
They are insects the size of rice grains, with miniscule mandibles that bring down forests.