Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive by Fernando E. Vega

By Fernando E. Vega

Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of local and Invasive Species offers an intensive dialogue of those economically vital pests of coniferous and broadleaf bushes and their significance in agriculture. it's the first ebook out there exclusively devoted to this significant crew of bugs, and includes 15 chapters on common historical past and ecology, morphology, taxonomy and phylogenetics, evolution and variety, inhabitants dynamics, resistance, symbiotic institutions, usual enemies, weather switch, administration thoughts, economics, and politics, with a few chapters solely dedicated to one of the most economically very important bark beetle genera, together with Dendroctonus, Ips, Tomicus, Hypothenemus, and Scolytus.

This textual content is perfect for entomology and forestry classes, and is aimed toward scientists, school participants, woodland managers, practitioners of organic keep watch over of insect pests, mycologists drawn to bark beetle-fungal institutions, and scholars within the disciplines of entomology, ecology, and forestry.

    • Provides the single synthesis of the literature on bark beetles
    • Features chapters completely dedicated to the most economically very important bark beetle genera, equivalent to Dendroctonus, Ips, Tomicus, Hypothenemus, and Scolytus
    • Includes copious colour illustrations and images that additional improve the content

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    Research on rearing techniques for Rhizophagus grandis Gyll. (Coleoptera, Rhizophagidae). Proceedings of the Second Turkish National Congress of Biological Control, 173–179. , 1949. Group survival value for Philodina roseola, a rotifer. Ecology 30, 395–397. , 2001. Kairomonal response by four Monochamus species (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) to bark beetle pheromones. J. Chem. Ecol. 27, 633–646. , 2009. A catalogue of family and genus group names in Scolytinae and Platypodinae with nomenclatural remarks (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).

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    A wide diversity of predators, competitors, and parasites exploit bark beetles. Many of these exploit chemical signals associated with the beetles. Insect predators include several families of beetles and flies, and these, along with parasitoids of adult and egg stages, are often attracted to scolytine aggregation pheromones. Parasitoids of later stages are often attracted to volatiles emanating from the beetles’ symbionts and deteriorating host plants. Despite the high diversity of predators and parasites affecting bark beetles, their habitat poses substantial physical protection that exerts substantial costs and challenges to organisms that exploit them.

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