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    Author(s): Martin J.  Lechowicz
    Date: 1983
    Source: In: Talerico, Robert L.; Montgomery, Michael, tech. coords. Proceedings, forest defoliator--host interactions: A comparison between gypsy moth and spruce budworms; 1983 April 5-7; New Haven, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-85. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 67-82.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Both gypsy morh host preferences and the foliage characteristics thaL have been implicated as factors in host selection were monitored from 1979 to 1982 in a Quercus-Acer-Ostrya forest near Montreal, Quebec. The preliminary analyses of these data suggest the hypothesis that gypsy moth larvae preferentially attack trees that have high sugar:tannin ratios in their young foliage.

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    Lechowicz, Martin J. . 1983. Leaf Quality and the Host Preferences of Gypsy Moth in the Northern Deciduous Forest. In: Talerico, Robert L.; Montgomery, Michael, tech. coords. Proceedings, forest defoliator--host interactions: A comparison between gypsy moth and spruce budworms; 1983 April 5-7; New Haven, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-85. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 67-82.

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