Gallery productivity, emergence, and flight activity of the redbay ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

  • Authors: Maner, M. Lake; Hanula, James; Braman, S. Kristine
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Environ. Entomol. 42(4): 642-647
  • DOI: 10.1603/EN13014

Abstract

Flight and emergence of the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus Eichhoff, were monitored from March 2011 through August 2012 using Lindgren funnel traps baited with manuka oil and emergence traps attached over individual beetle galleries on infested redbay (Persea borbonia (L.) Sprengel) trees. Of the 432 gallery entrances covered with emergence traps, 235 (54.4%) successfully produced at least two adults. Gallery success rates and time until adult emergence were highly variable and strongly depended on time of year galleries were initiated.

  • Citation: Maner, M. Lake; Hanula, James L.; and Braman, Kristine. 2013. Gallery productivity, emergence, and flight activity of the redbay ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Environ. Entomol. 42(4): 642-647.
  • Keywords: Xyleborus glabratus, Persea borbonia, exotic, invasive, laurel wilt
  • Posted Date: September 9, 2013
  • Modified Date: March 25, 2014
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