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Potential for Biological Control of Dendroctonus and Ips Bark Beetles
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  • David Kulhavy, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Mitchel C. Miller
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"The evolution of olfactory communication in bade beetles brought with it the parallel or coevolution of kairomonal systems in the natural enemy complexes. Entomophagous insects developed olfactory receptors and behavioral patterns responsive to insect and host-produced volatiles in the ecosystems of bark beetles. The phenomenon has both positive and negative implications for efforts to employ natural enemies in pest management."
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David Kulhavy and Mitchel C. Miller. "Potential for Biological Control of Dendroctonus and Ips Bark Beetles" (1989)
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