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    Studying the southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis zimmermann, during endemic periods is difficult because beetle-infested trees are often hard to locate. This is especially true during the winter months. Studies that require a continuous supply of beetles are often jeopardized by a lack of beetles. During our studies of the relationships of SPB and associated organisms, we developed a technique for mass rearing SPB in the laboratory.

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    Bridges, J. Robert; Moser, John C. 1983. A continuous mass-rearing technique for the southern pine beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. Vol. 19(4): 481-483

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