Urban forestry specialists in Arizona are currently monitoring a non-native bark beetle that has made its way to Arizona. The Mediterranean pine engraver beetle (MPE) (Orthotomicus erosus) was found in Phoenix in 2018. MPE are native to Europe, the Middle East, northern Africa, and China. They likely got to the United States by hitching a ride in solid wood packing materials. MPE are tiny, only about 3-3.5mm long, and reddish-brown in color. To date, MPE have only been found on eldarica pines in the Phoenix metro area.