North American Lauraceae: Terpenoid Emissions, Relative Attraction and Boring Preferences of Redbay Ambrosia Beetle, Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

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Kendra, Paul E. ; Montgomery, Wayne S. ; Niogret, Jerome ; Pruett, Grechen E. ; Mayfield, Albert E. ; MacKenzie, Martin ; Deyrup, Mark A. ; Bauchan, Gary R. ; Ploetz, Randy C. ; Epsky, Nancy D. (2014)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 9, issue 7 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4090202, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102086
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology and Life Sciences | Pests | Behavioral Ecology | Chemical Ecology | Medicine | Crops | Agriculture | Q | R | Ecology | Fruits | Weevils | Science | Crop Diseases | Forestry | Insect Pests

The invasive redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus, is the primary vector of Raffaelea lauricola, a symbiotic fungus and the etiologic agent of laurel wilt. This lethal disease has caused severe mortality of redbay (Persea borbonia) and swampbay (P. palustris) tre... View more
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