Behaviour Patterns of the Pine Processionary Moth (Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni Tams; Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae)

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dc.contributor.author Houri, Ahmad
dc.contributor.author Doughan, Dany
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-14T12:13:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-14T12:13:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2006
dc.date.issued 2016-03-14
dc.identifier.issn 1557-4989 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3328
dc.description.abstract Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni is a serious pest of pine trees, especially the wide-spread Pinus brutia. This infestation has a significant economic impact both in the loss of forest wood growth and in medical expenses for treating related human diseases. This paper presents a detailed study of the behaviour patterns of the moth stage in an attempt to identify best control methods. Several key observations are made towards the moth emergence timing and period of nocturnal activity. Specifically, 92% of the moths were found to be most active between midnight and 6:00 a.m. Effects of light traps vs. pheromone traps are analyzed and light traps were found to be 15 times more efficient. In addition, 84% of the captured moths were males and only 16% were females. Several attempts were made to lure females into traps but were mostly unsuccessful. Finally, moth emergence in relevance to various weather conditions was analyzed and a clear relationship was established where rain appeared to motivate moth emergence. This work has been done over the sp en_US
dc.title Behaviour Patterns of the Pine Processionary Moth (Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni Tams; Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version N/A en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199729070 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 1 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 1-5 en_US
dc.keywords Pinus brutia en_US
dc.keywords Pheromone en_US
dc.keywords Light trap en_US
dc.keywords Rain en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Houri, A., & Doughan, D. (2006). Behaviour patterns of the pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni Tams; Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae). American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 1(1), 1-5. en_US
dc.author.email ahouri@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.rea-lb.org/PDF/ajab111-5.pdf

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