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Insects and other invertebratesAuthor(s): John R. Jones; Norbert V. DeByle; Diane M. Bowers
Source: In: DeByle, Norbert V.; Winokur, Robert P., editors. Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RM-119. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colo. p. 107-114
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionQuaking aspen throughout its range appears to be host to several insect and other invertebrate pests (fig. 1). It is a short-lived species that is palatable to a large variety of animals. Furniss and Carolin (1977) listed 33 insect species that use aspen as a food source. Some are quite damaging and may kill otherwise healthy stands of aspen; others feed on weakened or dying trees; and still others have incidental impacts (fig. 2).
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CitationJones, John R.; DeByle, Norbert V.; Bowers, Diane M. 1985. Insects and other invertebrates. In: DeByle, Norbert V.; Winokur, Robert P., editors. Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RM-119. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colo. p. 107-114
KeywordsPopulus tremuloides, quaking aspen, ecology, forest management, insect, invertebrate pests
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