- Volume 11 Issue 1
Xylotrechus rusticus (L.) is an important pest of poplars in Korea. The bionomics of the insect were studied to give some scientific bases for a development of the sound control measures. This study was carried out in the field and laboratory during the period from 1968 to 1969. The results ostained are as follows; The gray tiger longicorn has one generation in a year and overwinters as a larva. The adult appears during periods from the middle May to the early July, with peak in the early June and the eggs were laid in a trunk from the early June to the middle July. The mean body length of the adult was 17mm for the male, 21mm for the female and about 20mm for the pupa. The average number of eggs in an ovary were about 172 and about 2mm in length. The larva of the insect feed on the cambium under neath the bark, the diameter of the adult exit hole was about 5-6mm and 5cm in depth.