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Are the “ seeds ” of spatial variation in cyclic dynamics apparent in spatially-replicated short time-series ? An example from the forest tent caterpillarDownload
Variation in the pattern of dynamics of the forest tent caterpillar was assessed over a 13-year interval of population collapse and increase among 68 sites within a 420 km2 region. Patterns of population change were compared with the level of forest fragmentation among sites, and interpreted in...
Assessment of commercially available pheromone lures for monitoring diamondback moth (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) in canolaDownload
Abstract: Sex pheromone monitoring lures from five different commercial sources were compared for their attractiveness to male diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) in canola, Brassica napus L., fields in western Canada. Lures that had the highest pheromone release...
Abstract: To effectively monitor forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria Hubner (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae), populations using sex pheromone baited traps, we field-tested pheromone dispenser (lure) type, lure age, and trap design using (Z,E)-5,7-dodecadienal:(Z,Z)-5,7-dodecadienal (100:1)....
Following the plume: Development of a pheromone-based monitoring and management program for Coleophora deauratella (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae)Download
The reliance of moths on pheromone-mediated communication for mate location makes sex pheromones ideal candidates for exploitation in integrated pest management (IPM) programs. Pheromones make sensitive tools that can detect invasive species at low population densities and in new habitats. The...
Speciation can be an elaborate process. Delimiting species and reconstructing evolutionary relationships may be similarly complex, revealing gene tree discordance, cryptic species, geographic structuring or hybridization. In order to solve such systematic problems, a careful balance should be...
I investigated the paired sternum V glands in thirty-eight trichopteran families and all lepidopteran families possessing the gland or associated structures. Using my morphological data and literature data on sternum V gland secretions, I examined phylogenetic trends in morphology and gland...
Masters thesis involving study of nocturnal flight habits of 21 species of north. Study partially funded by Boreal Institute.
The phylogenetic relationships of the destructive spruce budworm group of forest pests (Choristoneura fumiferana species complex) have previously been explored using allozymes, microsatellites, mitochondrial genes and a nuclear gene, but remain poorly resolved with conflicting topologies. I used...
Leafrollers moths are one of the most ecologically and economically important groups of herbivorous insects. These Lepidoptera are an ideal model for exploring the drivers that modulate the processes of diversification over time. This thesis analyzes the evolution of Choristoneura Lederer, a well...