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Wood-boring insect abundance in fire-injured ponderosa pine

Posted date: May 29, 2012
Publication Year: 
2011
Authors: Costello, Sheryl L.; Negron, Jose; Jacobi, William R.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 13: 373-381.

Abstract

Wood-boring larvae in the families Cerambycidae and Buprestidae are often found in high densities in burned trees after wildland fires. They play an important role in tree decomposition, often reducing the value of salvageable timber, and represent an important avian food source.

Citation

Costello, Sheryl L.; Negron, Jose F.; Jacobi, William R. 2011. Wood-boring insect abundance in fire-injured ponderosa pine. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 13: 373-381.