The Red Oak Borer, Enaphalodes rufulus (Haldeman) has been wreaking havoc on the forests in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma in recent years. A model predicting when and to what extent certain areas of the forest will be affected is being created using several landscape attributes. These attributes were chosen for importance to tree or stand health or for facilitation of insect movement. It is expected that certain variables will prove to be more important than others in determining the overall susceptibility of forest acreage to the insect.
Species 1: Coleoptera Cerambycidae Enaphalodes rufulus (red oak borer)
Keywords: Ozark mountains
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