This release includes data and metadata (1-2) documenting visitation of ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to healthy ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha) trees in two separate experiments, (3) geographical location and details of the trees used in the experiments, (4) culture of the fungal pathogens Ceratocystis lukuohia and Ceratocystis huliohia from naturally and experimentally infected ambrosia beetles, and (5) experimental transmission of the pathogens to healthy ʻōhiʻa seedlings by multiple species of ambrosia beetles. Data were used in the manuscript titled, "Ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) can directly transmit the fungal pathogens responsible for Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death."
|Title||Hawaiʻi Ambrosia Beetle Direct ROD Transmission 2018-2022 (ver. 2.0, April 2023)|
|Authors||Kylle A Roy, Kelly A Jaenecke, Ellen J Dunkle, Dan S Mikros, Robert W Peck|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center|