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    Author(s): Nick Dudley; John D. Stein; Taylor Jones; Nancy Gillette
    Date: 2007
    Source: In: Gottschalk, Kurt W., ed. Proceedings, 17th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2006; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-10. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 34.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Description

    The black twig borer (Xylosandrus compactus) (BTB) is a serious pest of agriculture, forestry, and native Hawaiian plants. The BTB is a typical ambrosia beetle that bores into the host and inoculates the galleries with an ambrosia fungus (Fusarium solani) known to cause cankers, root rot, and wilt. The host list for this beetle is extensive and contains several Hawaiian plant species listed as threatened and endangered. Our approach focused on reforestation of koa plantations, one of the most important of these host species in terms of cultural and economic values, to evaluate attractants and repellants to help monitor, control, or prevent BTB damage.

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    Citation

    Dudley, Nick; Stein, John D.; Jones, Taylor; Gillette, Nancy 2007. Semiochemicals provide a deterrent to the black twig borer, Xylosandrus compactus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). In: Gottschalk, Kurt W., ed. Proceedings, 17th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2006; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-10. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 34.

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