The Columbian Timber Beetle, Corthylus columbianus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). VIII. Artifacts and Characteristics of the Host Tree1
Authors: WHITE, WILLIAM B.; GIESE, RONALD L.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 61, Number 5, October 1968 , pp. 1400-1406(7)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The spatial distribution of Corthylus columbianus Hopkins was studied to determine associations with structural properties of the hosts red maple, Acer rubrum L., and silver maple, A. saccharinum L.A significant relationship between percent beetle attack and tree height is given by the regression Log (Ŷ + 0.368) = 3.9008 - 1.1378 (Log X) (all size classes grouped) . The mean height above ground of within-tree beetle populations increased 0.42 feet for each I inch increase of tree diameter (over a range of diameters 1-17 inches breast height). Prediction curves were calculated to describe the heights above ground which contain 50, 67, or 90% of the population. As host diameter increased, the probability of attack multiplied exponentially. No host trees with diameters 1 inch or less were infested. The similar infestation patterns of different tree sizes in outbreak compared to nonoutbreak years led to the conclusion that, at least with regard to diameter, initial attack behavior is essentially the same from year to year.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1968-10-01
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