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Radiographing puparia of tachinid parasites of the gypsy moth, and application in parasite-release programsAuthor(s): T. M. Odell; P. A. Godwin; W. B. White
Source: Research Note NE-194. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA radiographic technique has been developed for observing and quantifying development and mortality of Blepharipa scutellata ( Robineau-Desvoidy), Parasetigena agilis (Robineau-Desvoidy), and Compsilura concinnata (Meigen), tachinid parasites of the gypsy moth, Porthetria dispar (L.). Puparia can be examined and sorted immediately after collection and decisions on further collecting and release can be made in the fall. Healthy tachinid pupae can be placed directly in a release area eliminating the handling of adults the following spring.
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CitationOdell, T. M.; Godwin, P. A.; White, W. B. 1974. Radiographing puparia of tachinid parasites of the gypsy moth, and application in parasite-release programs. Research Note NE-194. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
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