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White-Pine Shoot Borer (Eucosma gloriola Heinrich)1

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Abstract:

The white-pine shoot borer (Eucosma gloriola Heinrich) was described from Connecticut collections on white pine in 1930. It was collected only a year later in Quebec and misidentified as Nantucket pine moth (Rhyacionia frustrana (Comst.)). This confusion has been common wherever the damage or immature insect was observed on hard pines.

Eucosma gloriola larvae were found boring in the pith of Scotch pine terminals at Knauers, Pennsylvania, in 1957, 1958, and 1959. Other conifers also harbored this pest. Its hosts, distribution, description of damage, fragmentary notes on the life history, and mention of a new species of parasite have been brought together to hasten the recognition and eventually the control of this important pest of pines.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1960

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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