Canadian Forest Service Publications

Biology of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus monticolae Hopkins, in the East Kootenay Region of British Columbia. II. Behaviour in the host, fecundity, and internal changes in the female. 1962. Reid, R.W. Canadian Entomologist 94(6):605-613.

Year: 1962

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35933

Language: English

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This paper deals with the influence of bark moisture and temperature on the behaviour of the egg-laying female within the host. Fecundity of the insect will be discussed, as well as internal changes associated with the behavioural pattern. The life-cycle, brood development, and time of flight was described in Part I of the present series. The behaviour during mating, egg laying, and gallery construction were described earlier (Reid 1958b).