Traps for Collecting Adult Parasites of the Gypsy Moth

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Adult parasites of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.) , were collected in Malaise, McPhail, and sticky-tube traps located within 3 vertical strata, tree crown, bole, and grouud. A total of 37,924 adults belonging to the families Braconidae, Chalcididae, Ichncumonidae, Sarcophagidae, and Tachinidae was collected. Malaise traps collected 99% of the Hymenoptera and 100% of the ichneumonid and braconid parasites of the gypsy moth. Malaise and McPhail traps collected 71 aud 27%, respectively, of the tachinid parasitcs of the gypsy moth. The relative abundance of the captured tachinids Compsilura concinnata (Meigen), Blepharipa pratensis (Meigen), and parasetigena silvestris (Robineau-Desvoidy) depended upon the type of trap.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1977

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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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