publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

New host-plant records for the defoliator Ormiscodes amphimone (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)

Juan Paritsis; Mario Elgueta; Carolina Quintero; Thomas T. Veblen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2010
  • Publisher: Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil
Abstract
Ormiscodes amphimone (Fabricius) is a phytophagous moth species known to severely defoliate woody species in Chile and Argentina. Here we document new records of O. amphimonehost associations emphasizing the role of Nothofagus pumilio as its primary host in our study area. This new record for Argentina is highly significant given the economic importance of N. pumilio as a timber resource and the potential of O. amphimone to generate extensive outbreaks.
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free text keywords: Defoliation, Hemileucinae, herbivory, insect outbreak, Nothofagus pumilio, Patagonia, Insect Science, Outbreak, Herbivore, Ecology, biology.organism_classification, biology, Host (biology), Ormiscodes, Saturniidae, Lepidoptera genitalia
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