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Management of western North American bark beetles with semiochemicalsAuthor(s): Steven J. Seybold; Barbara J. Bentz; Christopher J. Fettig; John E. Lundquist; Robert A. Progar; Nancy E. Gillette
Source: Annual Review of Entomology. 63: 407-32.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionWe summarize the status of semiochemical-based management of the major bark beetle species in western North America. The conifer forests of this region have a long history of profound impacts by phloem-feeding bark beetles, and species such as the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) and the spruce beetle (D. rufipennis) have recently undergone epic outbreaks linked to changing climate. At the same time, great strides are being made in the application of semiochemicals to the integrated pest management of bark beetles. In this review, we synthesize and interpret these recent advances in applied chemical ecology of bark beetles for scientists and land managers.
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CitationSeybold, Steven J.; Bentz, Barbara J.; Fettig, Christopher J.; Lundquist, John E.; Progar, Robert A.; Gillette, Nancy E. 2018. Management of western North American bark beetles with semiochemicals. Annual Review of Entomology. 63: 407-32.
Keywordsaggregation pheromones, allomones, bark beetles, Dendroctonus, Ips, kairomones
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