The Gypsy Moth Outbreak in Southern Quebec
Author: McLAINE, LEONARD S.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 23, Number 1, February 1930 , pp. 38-41(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Canada has been vitally interested in the gypsy moth (Porthetria dispar) situation for years. Scouting was carried on in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in 1921, and was started in Quebec in 1922. Subsequent to the discovery of an infestation within one-half mile of Canadian territory in 1923, more extensive and intensive scouting was carried on in the latter province, which resulted in a single infertile egg cluster being found at Beebe, and quite a severe infestation at Henrysburg in 1924. A total of 2,908 egg clusters were found at Henrysburg, the last in 1926. Control operations consisting of spraying, cresosoting egg clusters, banding and bur-lapping trees, and burning stone walls were followed. In addition, 6,248 miles of road, 250 miles of railroad, 1,638 miles of main highways leading to large centres, and 11 square miles of woodland, were thoroughly examined. The quarantines placed on southern Quebec by the United States and Canada Departments of Agriculture in 1924, have been rescinded.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1930
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