Forest Tent Caterpillar: Control with ULV Trichlorfon in Water Tupelo Ponds

Authors: Abrahamson, L. P.; Morris, R. C.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 2, 16 April 1973 , pp. 574-574(1)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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The forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria Hübner, has been epidemic in swamp stands of water tupelo, Nyssa aquatica L., and blackgum, Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora, in southern Louisiana and Alabama for many years (Morris 1965). In the past 2 years, over 500,000 acres/year were defoliated by this insect. Repeated defoliation of tupelo and blackgum reduces tree growth and seed crops (Morris and Orr 1963).

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 16, 1973

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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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