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    Author(s): W. Baltensweiler
    Date: 1991
    Source: In: Baranchikov, Yuri N.; Mattson, William J.; Hain, Fred P.; Payne, Thomas L., eds. Forest Insect Guilds: Patterns of Interaction with Host Trees; 1989 August 13-17; Abakan, Siberia, U.S.S.R. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-153. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 145-164
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The term "guild" describes a group of organisms that exploit the same class of resources in a similar manner (Root 1967, Mattson et al. 1988). This study focuses on six members of the folivore guild of subalpine larch, Larix deciduas, in Switzerland--five lepidopterans and one hymenopteran. From 1949 to 1979, Auer (1977) sampled populations of the larch bud moth, Zeiraphera diniana L., and at the same time collected associated larvae. I have analyzed these 30 years of insect sample data for the six different species and now offer it to the scientific literature. In spite of some methodological shortcomings, the data have tremendous value because of their historical import. There are precious few long-team data sets of this kind.

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    Baltensweiler, W. 1991. The folivore guild on larch (Larix decidua) in the alps. In: Baranchikov, Yuri N.; Mattson, William J.; Hain, Fred P.; Payne, Thomas L., eds. Forest Insect Guilds: Patterns of Interaction with Host Trees; 1989 August 13-17; Abakan, Siberia, U.S.S.R. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-153. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 145-164

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