Yield and Activity of Gypsy Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) Nucleopolyhedrosis Virus Recovered from Survivors of Viral Challenge

@article{Shapiro1987YieldAA,
  title={Yield and Activity of Gypsy Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) Nucleopolyhedrosis Virus Recovered from Survivors of Viral Challenge},
  author={M. Shapiro and J. Robertson},
  journal={Journal of Economic Entomology},
  year={1987},
  volume={80},
  pages={901-905}
}
Qualitative and quantitative differences in gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.), nucleopolyhedrosis virus (NPV) were monitored in surviving pupae, eclosing adults, and progeny. Regardless of mortality observed by the end of the larval period, pupal weights, adult emergence, and mating success of survivors were unaffected. However, as larval mortality increased, egg mass weight from surviving, mated females decreased. When NPV obtained from larvae in different mortality groups was tested against… Expand
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