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    Author(s): D.N. Appel; K. Anderson; R. Lewis
    Date: 1986
    Source: Journal of Economic Entomology 79(5):1276-1279
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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    In 1984-85 free-flying nitidulids were trapped in centers of oak wilt, Ceratocystis fagacearum (Bretz) Hunt, for 1 year at six locations in central Texas. Two of the 10 species identified, Cryptarcha concinna Melsheimer and Coiopterus maculatus (Erichson), accounted for 57 and 35%, respectively, of the total number (3,397) of beetles trapped. Peak nitidulid activity occurred during March-May at all sites. Beetles exhibited some preference for tree location within a trapping site, visiting healthy live oaks, Quercus fusiformis Small, in greater numbers than dead Spanish oaks, Quercus texana Buckley.

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    Appel, D.N.; Anderson, K. ; Lewis, R., Jr. 1986. Occurrence of nitidulid beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in Texas oak wilt centers. Journal of Economic Entomology 79(5):1276-1279.


    nitidulids, oak wilt, vectors, live oak disease

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