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Title: Establishment of Laricobius nigrinus (Coleoptera: Derodontidae) for biological control of hemlock woolly adelgid

Author: Salom, Scott M.; Kok, Loke T.; Mausel, David L.; Dellinger, Theresa A.; Eisenback, Brian M.; Flowers, Robbie W.

Year: 2007

Publication: In: Gottschalk, Kurt W., ed. Proceedings, 17th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on gypsy moth and other invasive species 2006; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-10. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 84-85.

Abstract: Laricobius nigrinus is a natural predator of hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), native to the western hemlock forests of North America. Research over the past 8 years at Virginia Tech has shown that this prey-specific predator is highly adapted to HWA. Several ongoing studies were reported on and will briefly be mentioned here.

Last Modified: 8/14/2007


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