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Title: Update on winter moth in New England

Author: Elkinton, Joseph; Boettner, George; Hunkins, Roy; Hibbard, Emily; Sremac, Marinko; Gwiazdowski, Rodger; Porter, Adam;

Date: 2009

Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings. 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2009; 2009 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-51. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 19.

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The winter moth, Operophtera brumata, a leaf-feeding geometrid native to Europe, has recently invaded eastern New England and is causing widespread defoliation. Previous invasions by this species in Nova Scotia and British Columbia have been suppressed by the introduction of two parasitoids from Europe, the tachinid Cyzenis albicans and the ichneumonid, Agrypon flaveolatum.

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Elkinton, Joseph; Boettner, George; Hunkins, Roy; Hibbard, Emily; Sremac, Marinko; Gwiazdowski, Rodger; Porter, Adam. 2009. Update on winter moth in New England


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