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    Author(s): A.W.  Thomas
    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: 47-48.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Female larvae ate about 1.5 times as much foliage as male larvae. Larvae ate significantly less old foliage than current foliage. Balsam fir current foliage was eaten in greater quantitities than any other foliage; white spruce current and balsam fir old were eaten to the same extent; very little old white spruce was eaten.

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    Thomas, A.W. . 1983. Foliage Consumption by 6th-Instar Spruce Budworm Larvae, Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.) Feeding on Balsam Fir and White Spruce. 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: 47-48.

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