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Factors influencing dispersal by flight in bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae Scolytinae): from genes to landscapes.Download
Dispersal by flight is obligatory for bark beetles in the subfamily Scolytinae. Adult bark beetles must leave the natal host and fly to seek new hosts for brood production. Because of the eruptive nature of some bark beetle populations, dispersal capacity has implications for beetle spread and...
We investigate the inside dynamics of solutions to integrodifference equations to understand the genetic consequences of a population with nonoverlapping generations undergoing range expansion. To obtain the inside dynamics, we decompose the solution into neutral genetic components. The inside...
Effect of semiochemical exposure on flight propensity and flight capacity of Dendroctonus ponderosae in laboratory bioassaysDownload
During flight, insect herbivores respond to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by host and non-host plants or conspecifics. Dendroctonus ponderosae uses chemical cues including host and non-host VOCs, as well as aggregation pheromones to navigate through the environment and find a...
Effect of water stress and plant defense stimulation on monoterpene emission from a historical and a new pine host of the mountain pine beetleDownload
The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae, MPB) has killed millions of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) trees in Western Canada and recent range expansion has resulted in attack of jack pine (Pinus banksiana) in Alberta. Establishment of MPB in the Boreal forest will require use of jack...
Factors influencing flight capacity of the mountain pine beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)Download
The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) is the most damaging pest of mature pine (Pinaceae) in western North America. Although mountain pine beetles have an obligate dispersal phase during which adults must locate a new host for brood...
Identification of genes and gene expression associated with dispersal capacity in the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)Download
Dispersal flights by the mountain pine beetle have allowed range expansion and major damage to pine stands in western Canada. We asked what the genetic and transcriptional basis of mountain pine beetle dispersal capacity is. Using flight mills, RNA-seq and a targeted association study, we...
Integrating the building blocks of agronomy and biocontrol into an IPM strategy for wheat stem sawflyDownload
The wheat stem sawfly(Cephus cinctus Norton [Hymenoptera: Cephidae]) is a serious threat to wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and other cereal grains in the northern Great Plains. Insecticides have proven ineffective for sawfly control and can be detrimental to beneficial insects. The management of...
Flight polyphenisms naturally occur as discrete or continuous traits in insects. Discrete flight polyphenisms include winged and wingless morphs, whereas continuous flight polyphenisms can take the form of short- or long-distance fliers. The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) exhibits...
Morphological variation associated with dispersal capacity in a treekilling bark beetle Dendroctonus ponderosae HopkinsDownload
Intrinsic factors influencing the dispersal of insect pests during outbreaks are poorly understood, yet these factors need to be quantified to parameterize dispersal in models that predict population spread. The present study related wing and body morphology of female mountain pine beetles...