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Title: Visual and semiochemical disruption of host finding in the southern pine beetle

Author: Strom, B.L.; Roton, L.M.; Goyer, R.A.; Meeker, J.R.;

Date: 1999

Source: Ecological Applications 9: 1028-1038

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The importance of visual silhouettes for host finding by the southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), and the potential for disruption of this process using visual deterrents were evaluated with multiple-funnel traps, painted white or black, and with clear, white or black Plexiglas sticky panel.The results show that both SPB and T. dubius can be significantly affected by altering visual silhouettes, and that visual and semiochemical treatments, especially used in combination, may increase effectiveness of bark beetle disruption strategies.

Keywords: cleridae, Dendroctonus frontalis, host selection, thanasimus dubius, vision, visual behavior

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Strom, B.L.; Roton, L.M.; Goyer, R.A.; Meeker, J.R. 1999. Visual and semiochemical disruption of host finding in the southern pine beetle. Ecological Applications 9: 1028-1038


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