The Possibilities of Six-toothed Bark Beetle (Pityogenes chalcographus L.) (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) Sex Identification Based on Adults’ Biometric Characteristic

  • Magdalena KACPRZYK
  • Bartłomiej BEDNARZ
Keywords: Picea abies, bark beetles, insect fresh weight, insect dry weight, insect volume weighted index, sex identification

Abstract

 The aim of presented study was to determine a basic biometric parameters, such as weight and volume of male and female adults of the six-toothed bark beetle (Pityogenes chalcographus L., 1761) (Coleoptera: Scolytinae), captured to pheromone traps. It was shown that females of the six-toothed bark beetle were statistically heavier than males. Similarly, the volume of the examined insects was generally greater in the case of females, but the difference in this parameter was statistically insignificant within the weight classes distinguished for the analyzed beetles.

Published
2015-04-03
How to Cite
KACPRZYK, M., & BEDNARZ, B. (2015). The Possibilities of Six-toothed Bark Beetle (Pityogenes chalcographus L.) (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) Sex Identification Based on Adults’ Biometric Characteristic. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 17(1), 71-82. Retrieved from http://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/766
Section
Journal of the Entomological Research Society