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Title: Saddled Prominent

Author: Rush, Peter A.; Allen, Douglas C.;

Date: 1987

Source: Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 167. [Broomall, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry

Publication Series: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL)

Description: The saddled prominent, Heterocampa guttivitta (Walker), defoliates hardwoods in the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. Outbreaks of this native insect have occurred in the United States and Canada at intervals of approximately 10 years since they were first recorded in the early 1900's. Populations, characterized by their instability, build rapidly and without warning to outbreak proportions. These large populations cause severe defoliation for 1 to 3 years and then suddenly collapse.

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Rush, Peter A.; Allen, Douglas C. 1987. Saddled Prominent. Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 167. [Broomall, PA:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry


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