The courtship of the elm bark beetle
Pavel Svihra, Cooperative Extension, University of California Berkeley
Jack Kelly Clark, Cooperative Extension, U.C., Davis
California Agriculture 34(4):7-9. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v034n04p7.
Disproving a previous assumption about the beetle's courtship behavior may lead to new ways of controlling Dutch elm disease.New information on the courtship behavior of the smaller European elm bark beetle may lead to improved control strategies against Dutch elm disease.
Pavel Svihra is Entomologist, Cooperative Extension, University of California Berkeley; Jack Kelly Clark is Photographer, Cooperative Extension, U.C., Davis.
“Courtship of Males” was presented and was shown twice at the 22nd National Insect Photographic Salon in 1979, and won Photographic Society of America awards for entomological reporting and for photography.