The invasive pest Anoplophora glabripennis poses a major threat to deciduous trees in America and Europe. Efforts to control it are hampered by lack of knowledge about dispersal behavior. We studied the effect of weather, host-trees, beetle density and individual characteristics on dispersal in Gansu, China. Statistical and diffusion models related the environmental and individual traits to the density, probability of movement and dispersal distances observed.
Species 1: Coleoptera Cerambycidae Anoplophora glabripennis (Asian longhorned beetle)
Keywords: diffusion, covariate influence
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