Tracking changes in the susceptibility of forest land infested with gypsy moth



Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station in Radnor, PA (5 Randnor Corp Ctr Ste 200, PO Box 6775, Radnor 19087-8775)

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  • Gypsy moth -- Environmental aspects -- Pennsylvania,
  • Defoliation -- Pennsylvania

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StatementDavid A. Gansner ... [et al.]
SeriesResearch paper NE -- 690
ContributionsGansner, David A, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor, Pa.)
The Physical Object
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Pagination4 p.
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Open LibraryOL14453905M
OCLC/WorldCa32170285

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information.   Infestation by the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) can alter biogeochemical conditions in affected catchments. Stream-water concentration data obtained over the period of – for White Oak Run, a stream in Shenandoah National Park, Va., indicate that change in catchment acid-base status is associated with forest defoliation by the moth by: Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar (L.)) John H. Ghent, USDA Forest Service, DESCRIPTION Gypsy moth is a small insect from the Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) family. Male moths are grayish brown and have a wingspan of 1 ½ inches, while female moths are white and have a wingspan of 3 ½ inches. Gypsy moths have a one year life cycle File Size: KB. Gypsy moth is a destructive, exotic forest pest that was accidentally introduced into the United States in It is currently established throughout the northeast and parts of the upper mid-west. It feeds on over species of trees but oaks are most preferred. 75 million acres have been defoliated by gypsy moth since

results in high gypsy moth mortality. The gypsy moth has other defenses, including stiff, prickly hairs and warning coloration, both apparent in the larval stage. Buckner () pointed out that there are few vertebrate predators of the forest tent caterpülar and the gypsy moth, apparently because of their strong defenses against prédation by.   Gypsy moths were introduced to Massachusetts in the s by a French immigrant who wanted to crossbreed the moth with silkworms to create a species that would not be dependent on mulberry trees. The experiment failed, and the moths quickly spread, infesting much of the Northeast and Midwest. In , however, a fungus was introduced from .   It all sounds like a bad B-movie, but gypsy moths are actually one of New England’s most destructive pests. is shaping up to be the second worst year on record, with gypsy moth larvae Author: Joseph Dussault. The gypsy moth was brought to America by a man hoping to mate them with silkworms to create a hardier, more productive silk-bearer. When some of his gypsy moths escaped, that’s when the trouble began. This sad story teaches us to be extremely careful about moving species from place to place, even when profits beckon.

The item Gypsy moth handbook: diseases of the gypsy moth: how they help to regulate populations, by J. D. Podgwaite represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Indiana State Library. survival following gypsy moth defoliation. The most effective control for gypsy moth is active forest management before the gypsy moth arrives. Otherwise, all prescriptions and treatments are reactionary after gypsy moth infestations. The remainder of this publication is in two sections. The first section is the potential silvicultural. Gypsy moth suppression program deactivated. About the deactivation. On August 8, , the DNR’s gypsy moth suppression program was deactivated by the Natural Resources Board. The program helped suppress localized gypsy moth outbreaks with aerial insecticide treatments at the request of quarantined counties, where gypsy moth is considered. Male gypsy moths are frequently caught in pheromone baited monitoring traps that are placed in geographic areas with no known gypsy moth infestations. North American gypsy moth eggs or other stages can be inadvertently moved on vehicles or personal possessions from infested to uninfested areas or they can be from Asia. Knowing the origin of the.

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Tracking changes in the susceptibility of forest land infested with gypsy moth /Author: David A. Gansner. areas determined to be infested with gypsy moth (Weber ).

The methods used to designate a particular area as infested Tracking changes in the susceptibility of forest land infested with gypsy moth book varied, but such designations usually result from multiple finds of the insect in one or more life stages.

Trapping of males in pheromone-baited traps is a powerful tool for detecting incipient gypsy moth populations.

TrapsFile Size: 3MB. We released late-instar gypsy moth larvae in groups around the perimeter of a ft radius zone and tracked their movements for h periods using harmonic radar. Since early in the 19th century, ground and aerial applications of chemical pesticides, including DDT and other agents have been used for population control of gypsy moth (GM).

Use of these products eventually declined because of their negative impacts on the environment and on human health and the resulting outcry by residents of infested areas.

Mortality Risks for Forest Trees Threatened with Gypsy Moth Infestation Owen W. Herrick David A. Gansner Abstract The Study Presents guidelines for estimating potential tree mortality associated with gypsy moth defoliation.

A tree's crown con- dition, crown position, and species group can be used to assign probabilities of death. Forest-land Cited by: possibility of infestation by sealing them under a tarp, keeping them indoors, or in a closed moving truck.

For self-inspection, follow these steps: • Carefully inspect all surfaces and crevices of your outdoor household articles such as patio furniture, lawn equipment, toys, grills, trailers, and vehicles for gypsy moth egg Size: 3MB. The Gypsy Moth is affecting many species, both plant and animal.

The animal species are affected indirectly since they are not being consumed or killed by the moth, but it is destroying their habitat and the trees that they need to survive. The plant species, however, are being eaten by the Gypsy Moth and are dying because of it.

Abstract 1 The effect of winter temperature and forest susceptibility on the rate of gypsy moth Lymantria dispar (L.) range expansion in the lower peninsula of Michigan was analysed using historical data on moth counts in a grid of pheromone-baited traps collected from to by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

David A. Gansner's scientific Tracking changes in the susceptibility of forest land infested with gypsy moth. Forest Service research paper (Final). Gypsy moth larvae feed on the foliage of a wide variety of woody plants. During heavy infestations, most tree and shrub species will be fed upon to some extent.

However, gypsy moth larvae have distinct food preferences. From the results of controlled studies and field observations, the susceptibility of tree and shrub species to gypsy moth feeding. In this study, our objectives were to investigate the landscape-scale effects of gypsy moth defoliation on the forests of the NJPB, and to understand how this disturbance interacts with wildfire and climate change.

We used the LANDIS-II modeling framework to project and analyze C dynamics and species composition changes over the next by: Forest Health Fact Sheet. Gypsy Moth. Identification. The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.), gets its name from a behavior of its larger caterpillars, which generally migrate each day from the leaves and down the branches and trunk to rest in shaded spots.

The gypsy moth was first detected in Canada in in British Columbia, where egg masses had been accidentally introduced on young cedars from Japan. However, the first infestation in Canada occurred in in southwestern Quebec, near the U.S. border, followed by a second infestation in in New Brunswick.

Predicting the susceptibility of Illinois forest stands to defoliation by the gypsy moth / David L. Swofford, Michael R. Jeffords, and Karen W. O'Hayer. Related Titles. Series: Biological notes, no. Swofford, David L.

What Do You Do for Your Tree after It Has Been Defoliated by Gypsy Moths. by FRANCIS W. HOLMES’ Defoliation by the gypsy moth is simply another source of stress to be added to any others a tree has undergone previously or may undergo later.

Other causes of tree stress include prolonged drought, unsuit- able soil (e.g., clay or sand), change in the water table or File Size: KB. The gypsy moth often travels into noninfested areas when people moving from an infested State transport outdoor furniture or equipment with gypsy moth egg masses attached.

Affected Areas The areas infested with gypsy moth change each year. You can view a map of the current regulated The Solution. The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, is one of North America's most devastating invasive forest pests. The species originally evolved in Europe and Asia and has existed there for thousands of years.

In the late s, the European gypsy moth was accidentally introduced near Boston, MA by an amateur entomologist. Gypsy Moth in the Southeastern U.S.: Biology, Ecology, and Forest Management Strategies The European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) is a non-native insect that was accidentally introduced to North America in when it escaped cultiva-tion by a French amateur entomologist living near Boston, MA.

Despite early. Gypsy moth is an insect native to Europe and Asia that has been severely weakening trees across North America. Gypsy moth was introduced to North America in the late ’s near Boston and has spread over the past century.

Despite the successful use of insect predators, as well as fungal and viral controls, gypsy moth populations do.

In the early ’s, the large, rather conspicuous gypsy moth was lost from the British list of breeding insects. A specialist feeding on bog-myrtle and creeping willow, it became extinct when the fens of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were drained.

However, 90 years later the gypsy moth was back when the European race was found breeding in a small area of. The gipsy moth as a forest insect, With suggestions as to its control / Related Titles.

Series: Circular (United States. Bureau of Entomology) ; no. Fiske, William Fuller. United States. Bureau of Entomology. United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Sincethe gypsy moth has defoliated over one million acres (4, km 2) of forest each year. Inmillion acres (52, km 2) were defoliated.

In wooded suburban areas, during periods of infestation, gypsy moth larvae crawl over man-made obstacles and. he insect pest Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) feeds on hundreds of varieties of trees and shrubs. The moth prefers the oak as a host tree - such as New Jersey’s state tree, Northern red oak.

the pRobleM The Gypsy Moth, originally from Europe, was introduced to Massachusetts in by a French botanist trying to develop the silkworm Size: KB.

European gypsy moths were introduced into Massachusetts in by an amateur entomologist. Since then, gypsy moths have defoliated millions of acres of trees in forests and urban areas in at least 20 states and the Washington DC area.

Gypsy moth caterpillars feed on more than species of deciduous and evergreen trees. The report questions the forest land subject to intensive outbreaks of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) which become less susceptible to defoliation.

A model for estimating the lifelihood of gypsy moth defoliation has been developed and validated. Issue 9 The Gypsy Moth Invasion: Can Silviculture Save the Day. by Zoë Hoyle. There’s an enemy making its way into Kentucky. The gypsy moth, originally imported into Boston in as part of a failed silkmaking experiment, has moved slowly but steadily south and west towards the Southern Appalachians, sapping the strength of its preferred hosts—red and white.

The gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) defoliates hardwood forests and has weakened many acres throughout the northeastern is native to Europe and northern Africa but was brought to Massachusetts from Europe in Since then, it has spread southward through the northeastern states into southwestern Virginia and a major front is approaching Tennessee as.

Gypsy Moth in Georgia The gypsy moth is a serious forest pest capable of causing severe damage to hardwood trees, especially oaks. This damage is inflicted as the gypsy moth larvae defoliate entire stands of trees.

In cooperation with the USDA, Georgia deploys + traps per year to detect the presence of the moth. Predicting the susceptibility of Illinois forest stands to defoliation by the gypsy moth / David L. Swofford, Michael R. Jeffords, and Karen W.

O'Hayer Item Preview remove-circlePages: The Gypsy Moth caterpillar, Lymantria dispar. The Gypsy Moth, Lymantria dispar, is also known as the North American Gypsy Moth and the European Gypsy Moth.

The species is best known for the damage the caterpillars do to deciduous forests in many different parts of the world. In the US it is a particular pest of trees in eastern states.nities and rates of predation on gypsy moth pupae among a variety of forest types in Wisconsin where known gypsy moth hosts occur.

Our objective in undertaking this study was to use the observed variation in predation levels to extrapolate susceptibility to gypsy moth outbreaks once this region becomes entirely colonized.

Methods Study areas.