Shrubs are important as browse and cover for game animals and songbirds in the desert-shrub and chaparral plant communities in the Great Basin (Plummer, 1968). They also play a major role in soil binding and watershed maintenance (Colby and Weissert, 1975). Therefore, an understanding of the agents which affect the health and survival of the shrubs is important. Insects-have a great impact on the health and reproductive capacity of shrubs. Pollinators, defoliators, borers, etc. must be studied and known for proper management.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Aaron, John Wendell, "Bionomics of two bark beetles : genus Chaetophloeus (Coleoptera : scolytidae)" (1975). Theses and Dissertations. 7599.