Biology and control of the western pine beetle : a summary of the first 50 years of research

J M. Miller
F P. Keen


Dendroctonus brevicomis Lec. (western pine beetle) is a pest of pines, mainly Pinus ponderosa and P. coulteri in the west of the United States. Research on numerous aspects of its bionomics, ecology and control has been carried out since 1902, and the results are here summarised from the literature and manuscript reports for the period up to 1st July 1952.