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Aerial distribution of disparlure, the racemic form of the sex attractant of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.), was investigated by an air sampling technique. Temperature, humidity, and disparlure concentrations at 0.3. 8.0, and 16.9m above ground were measured intermittently for 59 days after a microencapsulated formulation had been applied by air over a forest canopy. Aerial concentration of disparlure decreased with increasing height above the ground.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1978
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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.