Visual and semiochemical disruption of host finding in the southern pine beetle

  • Authors: Strom, B.L.; Roton, L.M.; Goyer, R.A.; Meeker, J.R.
  • Publication Year: 1999
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Ecological Applications 9: 1028-1038

Abstract

The importance of visual silhouettes for host finding by the southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), and the potential for disruption of this process using visual deterrents were evaluated with multiple-funnel traps, painted white or black, and with clear, white or black Plexiglas sticky panel.The results show that both SPB and T. dubius can be significantly affected by altering visual silhouettes, and that visual and semiochemical treatments, especially used in combination, may increase effectiveness of bark beetle disruption strategies.

  • Citation: Strom, B.L.; Roton, L.M.; Goyer, R.A.; Meeker, J.R. 1999. Visual and semiochemical disruption of host finding in the southern pine beetle. Ecological Applications 9: 1028-1038
  • Keywords: cleridae, Dendroctonus frontalis, host selection, thanasimus dubius, vision, visual behavior
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: April 15, 2019
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