Preliminary Report on the Relative Suitability of Quercus Taxa for Gypsy Moth Larval Development 2007
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AbstractThe gypsy moth is a major defoliator of a wide variety of wood plant species.
Oaks (Quercus spp.) are preferred, and within the Quercus some are more
preferred than others.
The goal of this study was to evaluate various Quercus taxa for their relative
suitibility for gypsy moth larval development with the hopes of identifying
additional Quercus species that might be incorporated into existing oak breeding
programs. Results from this study will hopefully contribute to the selection and
development of oak species less preferred by the gypsy moth, and for use in forest
plantings, the urban forest, and landscapes.
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