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Associations of secondary bark beetles with dying and live lodgepole pine in the post-outbreak phase of mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae (Hopkins), in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada

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2012

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Teen, Ewing, 2012, Associations of secondary bark beetles with dying and live lodgepole pine in the post-outbreak phase of mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae (Hopkins), in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada: University of Northern British Columbia (Canada).

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Dendroctonus ponderosae (Hopkins) or mountain pine beetle is a native bark beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) that feeds on more than 20 species of pine in western North America. In British Columbia, its principal host is lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia Engelmann). As a "primary" bark beetle, D. ponderosae kills its host at epidemic stages, exerting profound landscape-level mortality. As of 2012, D. ponderosae has caused the loss of 726 million cubic meters of timber, covering an area of 17.5 million hectares of mature pine forest in British Columbia and Alberta. Small diameter hosts are not suitable for D. ponderosae , however, creating a niche for the "secondary" bark beetles, including Ips pini (Say), Pseudips [...]

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