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Relationship of phoretic mites (Acari: Tarsonemidae) to the bluestaining fungus, Ceratocystis minor, in trees infested by southern pine beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)Author(s): Robert J. Bridges; John C. Moser
Source: Environmental Entomology Vol. 15(4): 951-953
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionAmount of bluestain caused by Ceratocystis minor (Hedgcock) Hunt in trees infested with the southern pine beetle (SPB). Dendroctonus frontalis zimmermann, was measuured in three Texas and Louisiana forests. It was significantly correlated with number of Tarsomemus krantzi Smiley & Moser, a mite phoretic on SPB. Significantly less bluestain and significantly fewer mites were found in certain Texas infestations were SPB outbreak was most severe.
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CitationBridges, Robert J.; Moser, John C. 1985. Relationship of phoretic mites (Acari: Tarsonemidae) to the bluestaining fungus, Ceratocystis minor, in trees infested by southern pine beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Environmental Entomology Vol. 15(4): 951-953
KeywordsDendroctonus frontalis, Tarsomemus kranizi, Tarsonemus ips, Ceratocystis minor
- Biology, demography and community interactions of Tarsonemus (Acarina: tarsonemidae) mites phoretic on Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)
- Seasonal dynamics of mites and fungi and their interaction with southern pine beetle
- Mite predators of the southern pine beetle
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