Bark beetle is an insect whose name in Latin is Ips stenographus. So, the name points at a stenographer. In some languages, as in Finnish, it is also called a stenographer. The name comes from the up to one meter long tunnels that the insect carves under the bark of a barn tree. The tunnels look like shorthand.

See also:
- Finnish Forest Research Institute: Pikakirjoittaja (Ips (Tomicus) sexdentatus), to which also the previous links are linked

Post card in shorthand

One american shorthand writer has written 36.784 words in one single post card. To read this shorthand note takes about four hours.