Predictors of southern pine beetle flight activity

  • Authors: Moser, John C.; Dell, T.R.
  • Publication Year: 1979
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Forest Sci., Vol. 25(2): 217-222


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.

  • Citation: Moser, John C.; Dell, T.R. 1979. Predictors of southern pine beetle flight activity. Forest Sci., Vol. 25(2): 217-222
  • Keywords: Dendroctonus frontalis, potential evaportranspiration, weather, seasonal patter, scolytidae
  • Posted Date: April 21, 2006
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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