Predation of Gypsy Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) Pupae by Invertebrates at Low Small Mammal Population Densities

@inproceedings{Cook1995PredationOG,
  title={Predation of Gypsy Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) Pupae by Invertebrates at Low Small Mammal Population Densities},
  author={Stephen Phillip Cook and Hayden Richard Smith and Fred P. Hain and Felton L. Hastings},
  year={1995}
}
A census of small mammal populations was taken, and freeze-dried gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.), pupae were placed at 6 sites near the leading edge of moth spread into the southeastern United States. Pupal predation was monitored during 3 consecutive nights and a significant relationship between the number of live small mammals and predation was observed. There was a significant inverse relationship between vertebrate and invertebrate predation levels. Pupal predation by vertebrates… CONTINUE READING