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Siberian Moth: Potential New Pest

Author(s):

Yuri Baranchikov
Daniel Kucera

Year:

1997

Publication type:

Other

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

Source:

NE/NA-INF-134-97. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry. 2 p.

Description

The Siberian moth, Dendrolimus superans Butler (Family Lasiocampidae), is the most destructive defoliator of conifer forests in Northern Asia. Outbreaks defoliate millions of acres and occur at intervals of 8 to 11 years. The larvae feed on most conifers in the pine family, but outbreaks occur in fir, spruce, Siberian pine, and larch forests. The biology of the Siberian moth is unusual and complex, and it has been difficult to control in its native habitat. There are no known introductions of the Siberian moth to North America.

Citation

Baranchikov, Yuri; Montgomery, Michael; Kucera, Daniel. 1997. Siberian Moth: Potential New Pest. United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Northeastern Forest Experiment Station Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry, NE/NA-INF-134-97. 2 p.

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