Second broods of <i>Pissodes strobi</i> (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in previously attacked leaders of Interior spruce


  • Russet D. Cozens British Columbia Forest Service Prince George Forest Region Prince George, B.C.


<i>Pissodes strobi</i>, Coleoptera, Curculionidae


Oviposition and successful brood production by spruce weevil, <i>Pissodes strobi</i>, were observed below the previous year’s attacked, dead leader in as many as 19.5 percent of current attacked trees in a 15-year-old plantation of interior spruce. This occurrence may have significant impacts upon weevil survey and control programmes and, ultimately, the regime under which the stand will be managed.


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