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Predictors of Southern Pine Beetle Flight Activity

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An equation based on weather data explained differences in capture counts of pine bark beetles trapped twice weekly for an entire year at a single infestation and contributed to the understanding of some aspects of beetle dynamics. The proportion of the beetles that reached the traps increased with maximum temperature and decreased with heavy rain. Production of adults tended to be low in midsummer. Forest Sci. 25:217-222.

Keywords: Dendroctonus frontalis; Scolytidae; potential evapotranspiration; seasonal pattern; weather

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Mathematical Statistician, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113

Publication date: 1979-06-01

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