Symbiosis and competition: complex interactions among beetles, fungi, and mites
These relationships may be best understood by considering the manner in which symbioses vary with time and resources, and the degree to which other species may affect interactions among symbionts.
A key to the mites associated with flying Ips typographus in South Germany
A key identifies 32 species of mites associated with flying Ips typographus collected from nondestructive pheromone traps in South Germany. Fifteen species were judged phoretic because they were…
Antagonisms, mutualisms and commensalisms affect outbreak dynamics of the southern pine beetle
This work examined the effects of two linked mutualisms on the population dynamics of a beetle that exhibits outbreak dynamics, finding that reproductive rates of Tarsonemus, O. minus, and beetles covaried in a manner consistent with strong indirect interactions between organisms.
MITES ASSOCIATED WITH SOUTHERN PINE BARK BEETLES IN ALLEN PARISH, LOUISIANA
Abstract Ninety-six species of mites were associated with the southern pine beetle and allied scolytids in an outbreak area in Allen Parish, La. The complex was evaluated to ascertain which species…
Use of sporothecae by phoretic Tarsonemus mites to transport ascospores of coniferous bluestain fungi
- J. Moser
Strong indirect interactions of Tarsonemus mites (Acarina: Tarsonemidae) and Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)
Tarsonemus mites close a loop of species interactions that includes a commensalism (mites and beetles), a mutualism ( mites and O. minus), asymmetric competition (O. minus and mycangial fungi), and another mutualism(s) (mycangia fungi and beetles).
Alarm pheromones of the ant atta texana.
Transportation of phytopathogenic fungi by the bark beetle Ips sexdentatus Boerner and associated mites
The bark beetle Ips sexdentatus carries several types of conidiospores and ascopores in the pronotal punctures located around the setae on the sides of the pronotum. For swarming beetles, some of the…
The mites associated with Ips typographus in Sweden
Twenty-four species of mites were found associated with Ips typographus (Linnaeus) collected from pheromone traps in Sweden, bringing to 38 the total recorded for this scolytid. Because three of the…
Mutualism and Antagonism: Ecological Interactions Among Bark Beetles, Mite and Fungi
- K. Klepzig, J. Moser, M. Lombardero, M. Ayres, R. Hofstetter, C. Walkinshaw
- Environmental Science, Biology
This work focuses on bark beetles and their associated organisms, in particular, on the relationship between the southern pine beetle and its associates in coniferous trees of the southern USA.