Attack of the Black Turpentine Beetle on Roots of Slash Pine1

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Dendroctonus terebrans (Olivier) attacks the roots of slash pine soon after its first attacks on the trunk; these root attacks cones pond closely in number and development to those on the trunk. Initial contact is made near the root origin. Subsequent damage is concentrated in this region at first but later extends several feet on the lateral roots. Such root damage may actually be responsible for the death of those trees which apparently die from a relatively small number of trunk attacks. Further, the number and location of beetles which develop at the root may complicate control efforts.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1968

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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