Investigations on gallery patterns of the Almond bark beetle (Scolytus amygdali Guerin-Meneville 1847) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) in Tunisia


Zeiri A., Ayberk H. , Braham M., Braham M.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF FORESTRY-ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY, cilt.66, ss.288-294, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 66 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17099/jffiu.67352
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF FORESTRY-ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.288-294

Özet

The Almond bark beetle Scolytus amygdali Guerin-Meneville, 1847 is a serious beetle that can affect important economic crops in Tunisia. The species is morphologically similar to other bark beetles attacking fruit trees such as Scolytus mediterraneus. The gallery systems of both species are also generally hard to differentiate. A detailed study about gallery systems has carried out in the central region of Tunisia in order to give more details on beetle damage under the bark. Maternal and larval galleries from infested branches of almond were examined and measured. It is hoped that these details of the shape and measurements of the gallery systems of Scolytus amygdali will facilitate the identification of infestations of almond bark beetles attacking fruit trees in Tunisia.