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Insects 2014, 5(1), 105-119; doi:10.3390/insects5010105
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Colonization of Three Maple Species by Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, in Two Mixed-Hardwood Forest Stands

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Received: 7 November 2013; in revised form: 13 December 2013 / Accepted: 16 December 2013 / Published: 31 December 2013
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Abstract: Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky), is an invasive insect that has successfully established multiple times in North America. To investigate host colonization and reproductive success (exit holes/eggs), two ALB infested forest stands were sampled in central Massachusetts, USA. Infested Acer platanoides L., Acer rubrum L., and Acer saccharum Marsh. were felled, bucked into 1 m sections and dissected to determine indications of ALB infestations, such as presence of life stages or signs of damage on trees. ALB damage was also aged on a subset of trees to determine the earliest attacks on the three Acer species. In one stand, ALB oviposition was significantly higher on the native A. rubrum and A. saccharum than the exotic A. platanoides. In the second stand, ALB oviposition was significantly higher and cumulative reproductive success was higher on A. rubrum than A. platanoides or A. saccharum. An A. saccharum had the earliest signs of attack that occurred in 2006. Acer rubrum (2007) and A. platanoides (2010) were colonized shortly thereafter. Overall, ALB was more successful in A. rubrum, where adults emerged from 53% and 64% of trees in each stand, compared to A. platanoides (11% and 18%) or A. saccharum (14% and 9%).
Keywords: host suitability; Cerambycidae; Acer; host selection; invasive species host suitability; Cerambycidae; Acer; host selection; invasive species
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Dodds, K.J.; Hull-Sanders, H.M.; Siegert, N.W.; Bohne, M.J. Colonization of Three Maple Species by Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, in Two Mixed-Hardwood Forest Stands. Insects 2014, 5, 105-119.

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Dodds KJ, Hull-Sanders HM, Siegert NW, Bohne MJ. Colonization of Three Maple Species by Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, in Two Mixed-Hardwood Forest Stands. Insects. 2014; 5(1):105-119.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Dodds, Kevin J.; Hull-Sanders, Helen M.; Siegert, Nathan W.; Bohne, Michael J. 2014. "Colonization of Three Maple Species by Asian Longhorned Beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, in Two Mixed-Hardwood Forest Stands." Insects 5, no. 1: 105-119.

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