By François Lieutier, Keith R. Day, Andrea Battisti, Jean-Claude Grégoire, Hugh F. Evans

For the 1st time, a synthesis at the study paintings performed in Europe on all Bark And wooden uninteresting bugs In dwelling timber (BAWBILT) is gifted. As ultimate manufactured from a four-year study venture accumulating jointly a hundred scientists from 24 international locations, the ebook is the fruit of a true collective synthesis during which all eu experts have participated. It experiences and reviews on the entire eu literature, whereas contemplating the organic (trees, bugs, linked organisms, and their relationships) and woodland administration facets. besides the fact that, even if fascinated with the eu wooded area, it additionally compares the to be had details and interpretations to these referring to comparable species in different continents. It ends with propositions of analysis priorities for Europe. The ebook is directed to all scientists and scholars fascinated by woodland entomology and ecology, in addition to to woodland managers and all medical public attracted to wooded area biology.

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The catalogue deals with 5 812 species in 225 genera in 25 tribes, illustrating the enormous r increase in knowledge of bark and ambrosia beetles since the early years of the century. Two supplements to this catalogue have appeared (Bright and Skidmore 1997, 2002) bringing the work up to the year 1999. Together, these works form what must be one of the finest references available to workers on any family of beetles. 2. Bibliographies Because of the importance of bark beetles in forest protection and forest industry, many works and notices about their biology, faunistics and forest protection methods have been published in forestry-oriented papers.

1. Historical overview The first five species of Scolytidae to be described were named by Linnaeus (1758), and placed in his genus Dermestes. All are European species, but now placed, of course, in other genera. Geoffroy (1762) described the genus Scolytus for the species S. scolytus, and transferred Linnaeus' species to the genus Bostrichus. Fabricius (1801) included 52 species of scolytid in his monograph, and added the genus Hylesinus. He also described the first platypodid species, Platypus cylindrus, although in the genus Bostrichus.

Chapters 11 and 18; Kenis and Hilszczanski, chapter 21). 6. Monitoring Part of effective management of pests is knowledge of their distribution and abundance, especially in relation to availability a of breeding material. Monitoring is, therefore, an important element in making decisions about whether to apply active control measures. Most countries implemented some form of monitoring system and these are listed for the major pests in Table 17. The most commonly employed measures use a combination of visual surveys, supplemented by use of various trap systems using pheromones/attractants or trap trees/logs.

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