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    Author(s): Robert L. Talerico; Michael Montgomery; [Tech. Coords]
    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: 45.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Extracts of non-host plants and selected naturally occurring compounds have been screened for their effects on feeding by spruce budworm larvae, (Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.), using as diet a filter paper substrate impregnated with the synergistic feeding stimulants, sucrose, and L-proline. The most potent feeding deterrents identified to date are alkaloids.

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    Bentley, M.D.; Leonard, D.E.; Strunz, G.M. 1983. The Quest for Antifeedants for the Spruce Budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.). 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: 45.

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