Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 8, 2010
Publication Date: July 26, 2010
Citation: Niogret, J., Kendra, P.E., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R. 2010. Volatile chemicals from host and non-host trees of the redbay ambrosia beetle Xyleborus glabratus, threatening the Floridian avocado production.. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. Technical Abstract: The redbay ambrosia beetle Xyleborus glabratus (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) is an invasive pest introduced in spreading in Southeastern US. The beetle carries a symbiotic fungus which causes laurel wilt, a vascular disease killing of host trees of the Laureacea family as 6 weeks. We compare the chemical profiles from host and non-host trees as part of research on potential semiochemicals that could be used for detecting and monitoring this new pest.