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Global gypsy--the moth that gets aroundAuthor(s): W.E. Wallner
Source: In: Britton, Kerry O., ed. Exotic pests of eastern forests conference proceedings; 1997 April 8-10; Nashville, TN. U.S. Forest Service and Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council: 63-70.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionIt is difficult to document the total economic impacts of exotic insect pests on eastern U.S. forests. Annual losses to a single introduced pest, the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar L., have exceeded $30 million from 1980 to 1996. The complicated behavior and actions of humans in accelerating the spread of this "global gypsy" are discussed. Examples of predicted economic impacts derived from pest risk assessments are given that demonstrate potential losses to other exotic insect pests.
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CitationWallner, W.E. 1998. Global gypsy--the moth that gets around. In: Britton, Kerry O., ed. Exotic pests of eastern forests conference proceedings; 1997 April 8-10; Nashville, TN. U.S. Forest Service and Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council: 63-70.
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