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Large larch bark beetle Ips cembrae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) in the Czech Republic: analysis of population development and catches in pheromone traps / Lýkožrout modřínový Ips cembrae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) v České republice: analýza vývoje populací a vzorků z feromonových lapačů



The paper summarises available data on the occurrence of Ips cembrae in the Czech Republic and analyses the effect of temperature and precipitation on its population growth; compares numbers of beetles of overwintering and offspring generation, and compares the proportion of females and males caught in pheromone traps. The analysed data of the Forestry and Game Management Research Institute about the volume of harvested wood infested by I. cembrae from 1994 to 2013 varied between 150 and 1,415 m3. During the entire study period I. cembrae attacked more than 0.5 m3 per ha of larch forest stands in only four districts. Temperatures over the period from March to October, from April to June and annual average temperatures during the preceding and actual years, and the ratio of the annual rainfall to long-term rainfall average obtained from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute had no significant effect on the population growth. Adults were also caught with pheromone traps, in which two generations were documented. In 2013, the numbers of caught beetles of the offspring generation exceeded those of the overwintering generation. This was due to warm and dry weather and, probably also due to high reproductive success. Although more females were caught by pheromone trapping, numbers of males and females did not differ significantly. During the studied period several periods of local outbreak of I. cembrae occurred in the Czech Republic, but their causes remained unclear, although the increase of bark beetles populations is generally regarded as a result of hot and dry weather. Larch bark beetle represents only a marginal problem in the Czech Republic.

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Life Sciences, Plant Science, Ecology, other