Scientific paper

Seasonal Fluctuations and Diversity of Bark and Wood-boring Beetles in Lowland Forest: Implications for management Practices

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 173, issue 1, 1995 , pages: 9–15
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1995.9629684
Author(s): S.S. MadoffeDepartment of Forest Biology,, A. Bakke, Ås; Norway

Abstract

The phenology and diversity of wood-living beetles attacking Cedrela mexicana, Khaya nyasica and Milicia excelsa were observed for one year with weekly window-flight-trap collections. A total of 150 species (10 known to be common pests of timber) were collected, most of them occurring yearround and a few indicating seasonal fluctuations in abundance. The flight patterns and low catches depicted by some primary attackers could have some management implications in Kimboza or similar areas.

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