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    Author(s): Marinko Sremac; Joseph Elkinton; Adam Porter
    Date: 2011
    Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 132.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Elkinton et. al. recently completed a survey of northeastern North America for the newly invasive winter moth, Operophtera brumata L. The survey used traps baited with the winter moth pheromone, which consists of a single compound also used by Bruce spanworm, O. bruceata (Hulst), the North American congener of winter moth. Our traps filled with both species, and they are difficult to tell apart because wing characters are unreliable.

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    Sremac, Marinko; Elkinton, Joseph; Porter, Adam. 2011. Development of restriction enzyme analyses to distinguish winter moth from bruce spanworm and hybrids between them. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 132.

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