Host acceptance behavior of the red pine cone beetle (Conophthorus resinosae)

Bruce E Tabashnik, William J. Mattson, James R. Miller

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Abstract

Adult female red pine cone beetles (Conophthorus resinosae Hopkins) (Coleoptera:Scolytidae) left cones of white pine (Pinus strobus L.) more readily than cones of red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) in the first 3 min after being placed on cones. Slices of white pine cones, however, did not elicit different beetle behavior than slices of red pine cones. Beetles bored into white pine as readily as into red pine. We conclude that beetles initially reject white pine due to structural traits, but eventually accept it during prolonged exposure and may utilize white pine in nature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalEntomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Conophthorus resinosae
  • host acceptance behavior
  • host specificity
  • incect/plant interactions
  • red pine cone beetle
  • Scolytidae

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  • Insect Science

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Host acceptance behavior of the red pine cone beetle (Conophthorus resinosae). / Tabashnik, Bruce E; Mattson, William J.; Miller, James R.

In: Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Vol. 37, No. 1, 03.1985, p. 3-7.

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