A Review of Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann SystematicsThis article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.
The systematic history of the southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann, is reviewed. Morphological, biological, karyological, and molecular data clearly define and diagnose the species limits of D. frontalis. More complete phylogenetic analysis and characterization of population genetic variation will further clarify the evolutionary history of the D. frontalis.