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Biology of a Willow Leafblotch Miner, Micrurapteryx salicifoliella, (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Alaska

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2001

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Furniss, Malcolm M., Holsten, Edward H., Foote, M. J., and Bertram, Mark, 2001, Biology of a Willow Leafblotch Miner, Micrurapteryx salicifoliella, (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Alaska: Environmental Entomology, v. 30, no. 4, p. 736-741.

Summary

During 1991-1993 and 1998-1999, a leafblotch miner, Micrurapteryx salicifoliella (Chambers), infested willows (Salix spp.) throughout a vast area in drainages of the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers, AK. The insect's biology had not been studied and it was unknown from Alaska. Eggs were laid singly, cemented to the epidermis of undersides of leaves. Hatched larvae mined directly into leaves beneath the chorion. Five instars occurred. Mining by the first three instars created little external evidence of their presence. Fourth and fifth instars, however, created conspicuous necrotic, reddish, blotches that often covered the upper leaf surface of susceptible host willows. Mature larvae exited through slits made on the undersides of leaves and [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1603/0046-225X-30.4.736; M3: doi: 10.1603/0046-225X-30.4.736; 08 10.1603/0046-225X-30.4.736
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0046-225X

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