0661 Development of life tables to assess the impact of natural enemies on emerald ash borer: a second year update

Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 10:15 AM
Room 201, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Jian J. Duan , Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Laboratory, USDA - ARS, Newark, DE
Leah S. Bauer , Northern Research Station, USDA - Forest Service, Lansing, MI
Juli Gould , PPQ-S&T, USDA - APHIS, Buzzards Bay, MA
Michael D. Ulyshen , USDA - Forest Service, Athens, GA
Roy G. Van Driesche , Plant, Soil, and Insect Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Egg and larval cohorts of emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, were established on healthy ash trees in 2008 and their survival or mortality rate were assessed the following year. While egg and larval mortality due to parasitism were low (<1%), predation and host plant resistance appeared to inflict high mortality of EAB eggs and early instar larvae.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.44803