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Landscape ecology of gypsy moth in the Northeastern United States

Year Published

1991

Publication

IN: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Twery, Mark J.; Smith, Shirley I., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research review 1990; East Windsor, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-146. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 113.

Abstract

The gypsy moth was accidentally introduced to North America near Boston by E. Leopold Trouvelot in 1869. Since that time, the range of the gypsy moth has slowly spread and the generally infested region presently extends as far as Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. A separate isolated but expanding population exists in Michigan. The goal of this study was to quantify the process of gypsy moth spread through North America and relate the process to other landscape features. The ultimate purpose of this research is the development of sound predictions of future gypsy moth spread.

Citation

Liebhold, Andrew; Halverson, Joel; Elmes, Gregory; Hutchinson, Jay 1991. Landscape ecology of gypsy moth in the Northeastern United States. IN: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Twery, Mark J.; Smith, Shirley I., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research review 1990; East Windsor, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-146. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 113.
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