Paragraph A pp 126-127 - over the winter months-The beetles...

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Paragraph “A” pp 126 - 127 TOPIC: beetles invading pine forests MODE: Expository METHOD: Informative Process - Female beetle drills inside the bark of a pine tree - Eats a channel while laying eggs - The tree fights back by pumping sap toward the bug and larvae - In a counter attack, the beetle send a pheromone attracting more beetles - They produce a fungus (blue stain) causing the tree to die
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Unformatted text preview: over the winter months-The beetles burrow out of the bark of the dead tree to find their next victim MAIN IDEA: The lodgepole pine forests are being devastated by the infestation of beetles. Beetles infest the pine forests, creating death and destruction as they move through the forests....
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