Morphological and genetic variation of the pine shoot tunnel beetle Placusa pinearum (Staphylinidae) in China
“Morphological and genetic variation of the pine shoot tunnel beetle Placusa pinearum (Staphylinidae) in China”, vol. 12, pp. 2086-2101, 2013.,
Placusa pinearum, a newly described beetle species found living in pine shoot tunnels bored by the pine tip moth, Dioryctria rubella (Pyralidae), has potential as a vector to transport biological agents for controlling this moth pest of pine trees because of the high degree of niche overlap (co-occurrence) between them. In order to help determine the suitability of potential biological control vectors, it is useful to obtain knowledge concerning the intraspecific variation of the vector. We examined P.