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

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  • Magdalena KACPRZYK
  • BartÅ‚omiej 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.

Author Biographies

Magdalena KACPRZYK

Department of Forest Protection, Entomology and Forest Climatology University of Agriculture in KrakÓw, 31-425 Al. 29 Listopada 46, KrakÓw

Bartłomiej BEDNARZ

Department of Forest Protection, Entomology and Forest Climatology University of Agriculture in KrakÓw, 31-425 Al. 29 Listopada 46, KrakÓw

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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 https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/766

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society