Gypsy Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) Control Trials Combining Nucleopolyhedrosis Virus, Disparlure, and Mechanical Methods

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In 1974, six control methods were tested in 0.4-ha plots, separately and in various combinations, to determine their efficacy in reducing populations and protecting foliage from Lymantria dispar (L.). Methods tested included removing egg masses, spraying egg masses with nucleopolyhedrosis virus, removing resting and pupation locations for larvae, removing larvae and pupae, removing fall egg masses, and trapping adult males with traps baited with disparlure. Trials were replicated, and each control method was tested at three gypsy moth densities. None of the 29 control methods or combinations tested provided even temporary protection from the insect.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1983

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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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