A continuous mass-rearing technique for the southern pine beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)

  • Authors: Bridges, J. Robert; Moser, John C.
  • Publication Year: 1983
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. Vol. 19(4): 481-483

Abstract

Studying the southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis zimmermann, during endemic periods is difficult because beetle-infested trees are often hard to locate. This is especially true during the winter months. Studies that require a continuous supply of beetles are often jeopardized by a lack of beetles. During our studies of the relationships of SPB and associated organisms, we developed a technique for mass rearing SPB in the laboratory.

  • Citation: Bridges, J. Robert; Moser, John C. 1983. A continuous mass-rearing technique for the southern pine beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. Vol. 19(4): 481-483
  • Posted Date: May 1, 2006
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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