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The oak buprestid beetle,Agrilus biguttatus (F.) (Col., buprestidae), a recent factor in oak decline in Europe
This paper presents a review on the literature concerning the recognition of the infestations by the insect and its bionomics and concludes that oak buprestid beetle has become a new component in oak dieback. Expand
Geometrid outbreak waves travel across Europe.
It is hypothesized that hostile boundary models, involving reciprocal host-herbivore-enemy reactions at the transition between the steppe and the broadleaved forest zones, offer the best explanation to the origin of outbreak waves. Expand
Studies on the efficacy of the sex attractant of Paranthrene tabaniformis Rott. (Lep., Sesiidae)
The sex attractant of the poplar clearwing moth, Paranthrene tabaniformis Rott, was applied during 3 years in ‘lure and kill’ and ‘mass trapping’ experiments to prevent infestations in young poplar plantations and there was no statistically significant decrease in infested plots by comparison with untreated plots. Expand
Agrillus biguttatus (Col.: Buprestidae) in relation with oak decline
Oak decline is in general associated with a complex of biotic and abiotic stress factors, such as repeated insect defoliation, fungi, late winter frost and drought. Some ofthese primary stressExpand
Infestations of the cypress bark beetles Phloeosinus rudis, P. bicolor and P. thujae in The Netherlands (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae).
In de zomer van 2004 trad er grote sterfte op bij coniferen in Rotterdam en nabijgelegen steden zoals Ridderkerk, Sleeuwijk, Maassluis, Nieuw-Lekkerland en Dordrecht. De sterfte trad op bij eenExpand
Phytosanitary risks of wood chips
Wood chipping is used as a measure against spread of certain harmful insects in wood, but is not effective to prevent spread of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens, so additional measures like composting and heating are necessary. Expand
Biology, control and luring of the cockchafer, Melolontha melolontha : literature report on biology, life cycle and pest incidence, current control possibilities and pheromones
Literature report on biology, life cycle and pest incidence, current control possibilities and pheromones of the cockchafer, Melolontha melolontha. Expand
Climate change exacerbates the oak processionary caterpillar problem in The Netherlands
Since its first observation in the south of The Netherlands in 1991, the geographical range of the oak processionary caterpillar has increased steadily over the years, moving in north-easternExpand
Changing patterns in insect pests on trees in The Netherlands since 1946 in relation to human induced habitat changes and climate factors - an analysis of historical data.
Climate change is a possible driver of the population increase in Thaumetopoea processionea, Haematoloma dorsatum and of thepopulation decrease in Euproctis chrysorrhoea. Expand