Growth of southern pine beetle spots.
The progression of tree attacks within infestations of Dendroctonus frontalis. Based upon measurements of tree-specific landing rates by D. frontalis within three spots in the Chickasawhay Ranger District, DeSoto National Forest, Mississippi (July - September 2004). All infestations were in similar stands of slash pine (Pinus echinata): ca. 20 years old, average diameter = 7-8 inches (17-19 cm), and average height = 62-64 feet (19 m).
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|A rapidly growing beetle spot
|A moderately growing beetle spot
|A slowly growing beetle spot