Ubiquitous volatile compound facilitates efficient host location by a non-native ambrosia beetle

Xylosandrus germanus (Blandford), a species native to Asia but currently invading North American and European forests, exploits living, but weakened trees. In response to many sources of stress, trees emit ethanol, which represents an important host-location cue for X. germanus. Because stressed trees can be spatially and temporally variable over a… CONTINUE READING