Skip to Main Content
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
View PDF (3.0 MB)
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.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
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
- Semiochemical sabotage: behavioral chemicals for protection of western conifers from bark beetles
- Effects of bark beetle attack on canopy fuel flammability and crown fire potential in lodgepole pine and Engelmann spruce forests
- Effectiveness of two systemic insecticides for protecting western conifers from mortality due to bark beetle attack
XML: View XML