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Studies on the development of gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, and its natural enemy complex in stands of low and high population densities.

Project Leader
Führer Erwin, Project Leader
Aktion Österreich-Slowakei
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Forest Research Institute, Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection
Funded by
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Verkehr, Austria
The population dynamics of gypsy moth and its natural enemies were recorded in stands of low, increased, and outbreak conditions at Burgenland (Austria) and Slovakian Republic during the years 1993 to 1996. Furthermore, the nutritional influence of the two main oak species, Quercus petraea and Q. cerris, on the development of the gypsy moth larvae and its effect on the infection rate by the microsporidian pathogen, Vairimorpha lymantriae, was studied.
animal ecology; animal physiology; forest entomology; forest protection;
food quality; parasitism; population dynamics; Vairomorpha lymantriae;

** Schopf, A., Hoch, G. Zur Bionomie und Bedeutung von Glyptapanteles liparidis (Hym., Braconidae) als Regulator von Lymantria dispar (Lep., Lymantriidae) in Gebieten mit unterschiedlichen Populationsdichten..

J. Appl. Entomol., 121, 195-203 WoS

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