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Title: Acceptance and suitability of novel trees for Orthotomicus erosus, an exotic bark beetle in North America
Author: Walter, A.J.; Venette, R.C.; Kells, S.A.;
Source: Biological Invasions. 12: 1133-1144.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: To predict whether an herbivorous pest insect will establish in a new area, the potential host plants must be known. For invading bark beetles, adults must recognize and accept trees suitable for larval development. The preference-performance hypothesis predicts that adults will select host species that maximize the fitness of their offspring. We tested five species of North American conifers and one angiosperm for adult acceptance and suitability for reproduction of the Mediterranean pine engraver, Orthotomicus erosus (Wollaston).
Keywords: Mediterranean pine engraver, invasion biology, establishment, host range expansion, novel host association, Pinaceae
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Walter, A.J.; Venette, R.C.; Kells, S.A. 2010. Acceptance and suitability of novel trees for Orthotomicus erosus, an exotic bark beetle in North America. Biological Invasions.12: 1133-1144.
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