Technique for Rearing Mite-Free Southern Pine Beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), Adults

  • Authors: Moser, John C.; Bridges, J. Robert
  • Publication Year: 1983
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Annals of the Entomological Society of America 76(6): 942-945

Abstract

Southern pine beetles can be reared free of phoretic mites from naturally infested bark if the bark is removed from the tree and air dried. Bark removal does not reduce the number of beetles that emerge. On the average fewer than 1% of the beetles emerging from removed bark carried one or fewer mites, and 85% of the beetles emerging from attacked bard carried one or more mites. Seven species of mites were found on beetles emerging from attached bark.

  • Citation: Moser, John C.; Bridges, J. Robert 1983. Technique for Rearing Mite-Free Southern Pine Beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), Adults. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 76(6): 942-945
  • Posted Date: April 26, 2006
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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