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A simple device for dehairing insect egg massesAuthor(s): Benjamin J. Cosenza; Edwin A. Boger; Normand R. Dubois; Franklin B. Lewis
Source: Research Note NE-1. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThe egg masses of some lepidopterous insects are covered by a mat of hairs that for some research purposes must be removed. Doing this by hand is tedious. Besides, the hairs on the egg masses of certain insects such as the gypsy moth (Porthetria dispar [L.] and the browntail moth Nygmia phaeorrhoea [Donov.]) can cause severe allergic reactions in persons who are exposed to them.
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CitationCosenza, Benjamin J.; Boger, Edwin A.; Dubois, Normand R.; Lewis, Franklin B. 1963. A simple device for dehairing insect egg masses. Research Note NE-1. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
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