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Hawai'i Island Rapid 'Ohi'a Death Ambrosia Beetle Communities and Frass 2018-2019

September 20, 2020

This data release includes data and metadata containing (1) study site locations and elevation where bolts (tree stem sections) infected with Ceratocystis lukuohia and/or C. huliohia were collected on Hawai'i Island, (2) the ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) species that were reared from bolts, (3) Ceratocystis spp. viability results from culturing tests of the beetles' frass, (4) frass production estimates from three ambrosia beetle species, and (5) quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) DNA results of viability subcultures. Data were used in the analysis for the manuscript "Ambrosia beetle communities and frass production in 'Ohi'a (Metrosideros polymorpha) infected with Ceratocystis fungi responsible for Rapid 'Ohi'a Death." Beetles and frass were collected in the lab from Rapid 'Ohi'a Death-infected trees from 2018-2019.