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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.
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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.