Turkish Journal of Entomology (2006) 30, 261-273

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Aysen Melda Çolak, Hasan S. Civelek and Yusuf Z. Erdil (2006)
[Investigations on the effects of Hylotrupes bajulus (L.) and Trichoferus griseus (F.) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) damaged on wooden constructions on some mechanical and physical characteristics of wood]
Turkish Journal of Entomology 30 (4), 261-273
Abstract: This study was carried out in natural and laboratory conditions in Mugla province between 2003-2005 years. Both harmed and unharmed samples (by insects) of Pinus nigra, P. brutia, Abies spp, Juglans regia, Fagus orientalls and Populus species which are used most commonly in wooden constructions were taken from log warehouses of public institution of Ministry of Forestry, and of private organizations to the laboratory environment. Samples which are both control and destroyed by insects were categorized according to wood species by means of random selection technique.
Wood destroying species collected in the surveys have been identified by experts as Hylotrupes bajulus (L.) and Trichoferus griseus (F.) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). According to the findings obtained, the highest pressure resistance and tensile resistance value was found for Fagus orientalis and the lowest was found for Populus sp. for both infected and control samples. The highest static bending pressure value was found at control for J. regia and the lowest value was found for Populus sp.. On the other hand, for infected samples, the highest value was found for P. brutia and the lowest was found for Abies spp.
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(original language: Turkish)
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Hylotrupes bajulus Wood products Turkey
Trichoferus griseus Wood products Turkey