Artificial diet and rearing methods for Thanasimus dubius ( Coleoptera : Cleridae ) , a predator of bark beetles ( Coleoptera : Scolytidae )

@inproceedings{Reeve2003ArtificialDA,
  title={Artificial diet and rearing methods for Thanasimus dubius ( Coleoptera : Cleridae ) , a predator of bark beetles ( Coleoptera : Scolytidae )},
  author={John D. Reeve and Mar{\'i}a Guadalupe Villa Rojas and Juan A. Morales-Ramosb},
  year={2003}
}
Clerid beetles are common natural enemies of bark beetles, and could potentially be used as biological control agents if they could be reared in sufficient numbers. We developed an artificial diet devoid of insect components for rearing Thanasimus dubius (Fabricius), a clerid that attacks several economically important bark beetles in eastern North America… CONTINUE READING