The Spruce Bark Beetle of Eurasia

  • Erik Christiansen
  • Alf Bakke
Part of the Population Ecology book series (POPE)

Abstract

The spruce bark beetle, Ips typographus Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), is the most destructive scolytid in the coniferous forests of the palaearctic region. In Europe, outbreaks may lead to the destruction of millions of Norway spruces [Picea abies (Linnaeus) Karsten], its principal host tree. In Northeastern Asia a subspecies, Ips typographus Linnaeus f. japonicus Niijima, may cause severe damage to spruces in the group P. jezoënsis (Siebold and Zuccarini) Carrière sensu lato.

Keywords

Bark Beetle Forest Owner Host Tree Aggregation Pheromone Beetle Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Christiansen
    • 1
  • Alf Bakke
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian Forest Research InstituteNorway

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