from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of bark-beetles, typical of the family Scolytidæ, having the ventral surface of the body flattened or concave. The species are mainly European and North American. S. rugulosus is the so-called pear-blight beetle.
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- n. type genus of the Scolytidae comprising numerous small bark beetles
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They seemed too mighty to succumb, yet they died the same summer as the Rookery Farm elm, leaves withering at first as the scolytus beetles got to work in their galleries beneath the bark.
President Morris: We have with us Professor Herrick, who will present his paper on the subject of the scolytus beetle.
President Morris: I will appoint Professor Herrick and Professor Craig on the scolytus committee, and on the nomenclature committee I will appoint Doctor Deming and Mr. Barron.