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Pest Manag Sci. 2014 Jan;70(1):24-7. doi: 10.1002/ps.3656. Epub 2013 Oct 25.

Using acoustic technology to reduce bark beetle reproduction.

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School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Acoustic signals play a critical role in mate choice, species recognition, communication, territoriality, predator escape and prey selection. Bark beetles, which are significant disturbance agents of forests, produce a variety of acoustic signals.

RESULTS:

A bioacoustic approach to reducing bark beetle reproduction within wood tissues was explored. Playback of modified biological sounds reduced beetle reproductive output, tunneling distance and adult survival.

CONCLUSION:

The targeted use of biologically relevant sounds disrupts insect behaviors and could be a species-specific, environmentally friendly method of insect management.

KEYWORDS:

Dendroctonus; control; management; mountain pine beetle; southern pine beetle; western pine beetle

PMID:
24105962
DOI:
10.1002/ps.3656
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