Edge density key to controlling gypsy moth spread
Controlling population peaks on the edges of the gypsy
moth range may help to slow their invasion into virgin territory, according to a team of researchers.
"Slowing the spread of the gypsy
moth is a priority in forest management in the U.S.," says Ottar Bjornstad, associate professor of entomolo...
Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida
... one day to listen in on faint bug whispers.
In preliminary lab trials, David Swanson and his colleagues at Pennsylvania State University placed a gypsy
moth in a 200 kHz ultrasonic beam. They chose this frequency because anything below about 40 kHz would scare the moth into thinking a bat was attackin...
Gypsy moth management made more efficient, cost-effective
...icient and cost-effective approach for controlling gypsy
moths and other invasive pests has been created by...he University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. gypsy
moths, which were introduced to North America in t...ng time and money is of the utmost importance with gypsy
moths, which have by now spread throughout the nor...
Japanese beetle may help fight hemlock-killing insect
...s would not be effective, said Scott Salom, professor of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and HWA project leader. Unlike the gypsy
moth, which lives in tree canopies, you cannot spray pesticides over a forest in an aerial flight to kill the hemlock woolly adelgid, which lives at t...
For many insects, winter survival is in the genes
...t-shock proteins, Hsp70, in five additional insect species that aren't related to the flesh fly. Each insect is a fairly common agricultural pest: the gypsy
moth, the European corn borer, the walnut husk maggot, the apple maggot and the tobacco hornworm. Collectively, these species cause millions of dollar...
Most widely used organic pesticide requires help to kill
...her insects," Broderick explains.
The Wisconsin study was conducted using antibiotics to clear all of the native bacteria that colonize the gut of gypsy
moth caterpillars. Exposed to Bt, the caterpillars whose intestinal tracts had been cleared of their native microbial communities showed none of the a...
Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says
...ap-sucking aphids, also are featured.
The history of how many insects were spread to the United States also is discussed. For example, in 1869, the gypsy
moth (Lymantria dispar) arrived in Medford, Mass., from Europe when the French naturalist Leopold Trouvelot brought them to use in silk culture experi...