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The primary objectives of this study are (1) to investigate the life history of Pityokteines sparsus (LeConte) in the Oxbow area of northern Maine; (2) to study the seasonal and daily flight behavior of the insect; (3) to investigate the food energy relations of the species.
Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station
Pityokteines sparsus, balsam bark beetle
Hosking, G.P., and F.B. Knight. 1976. Investigations on the life history and habits of Pityokteines sparsus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 81.