Title: Host Preferences of Gypsy Moth on a New Frontier of Infestation
Author: Gansner, David A.; Herrick, Owen W.
Source: Res. Note NE-330. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Station ID: RN-NE-330
Description: Knowing what gypsy moth likes to eat can aid forest managers in making cost-effective control decisions. A recent 5-year study of defoliation in central Pennsylvania gives an up-to-date index of host species preferences. Chestnut oak is the most preferred species. Following in relatively close order are the other oaks and aspen. Hardwood species that rank low on the preference list are yellow-poplar, yellow birch, black locust, striped maple, ash, and black gum.
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Gansner, David A.; Herrick, Owen W. 1985. Host Preferences of Gypsy Moth on a New Frontier of Infestation. Res. Note NE-330. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p..