Preference and performance of the larvae of Lymantria dispar ( Lepidoptera : Lymantriidae ) on three species of European oaks

  • LAZAREVIĆ, M Popović, +4 authors Tadeuša Košćuška
  • Published 2014

Abstract

The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), causes enormous damage to broadleaved forests in the northern hemisphere where it frequently defoliates large areas of forest. Since outbreaks begin in oak forests, its most suitable habitat, we determined the preference and performance of gypsy moth larvae when reared on three species of… (More)

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