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Title: Predictors of southern pine beetle flight activity

Author: Moser, John C.; Dell, T.R.;

Date: 1979

Source: Forest Sci., Vol. 25(2): 217-222

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: An equation based on weather data explained differences in capture counts of pine bark beetles trapped twice weekly for an entire year at a single infestation and contributed to the udnerstanding of some aspects of beetle dynamics. The proportion of the beetles that reached the traps increased with maximum temperature and decreased with heavy rain. Production of adults tended to be low in midsummer.

Keywords: Dendroctonus frontalis, potential evaportranspiration, weather, seasonal patter, scolytidae

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Moser, John C.; Dell, T.R. 1979. Predictors of southern pine beetle flight activity. Forest Sci., Vol. 25(2): 217-222


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