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prop. n.1.(Zool.) A genus of bombycid moths whose caterpillars (esp. those of Orgyia leucostigma) are often very injurious to fruit trees and shade trees. The female is wingless. Called also vaporer moth.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Se identifico en un tamizado genetico de factores involucrados en el rango de hospederos del LdNPV (Thiem et al., 1996) y solo se ha identificado un homologo, que se encuentra en el baculovirus de Orgyia pseudotsugata (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) Op-NPV que tambien se replica en la linea celular de L.
The peritrophic membrane: ultrastructural analysis and function as a mechanical barrier to microbial infection in Orgyia pseudotsugata.
The description of the caterpillars was consistent with the white-marked tussock moth caterpillar (Orgyia leucostigma) (Figure), which ranges through much of the eastern United States and as far west as Texas and Colorado.
Resumen: Para proveer guias acerca de la utilizacion y conservacion de los parasitoides del defoliador forestal Orgyia ericae se inventariaron sus especies de parasitoides.
Most dendroentomological research has focused on the loss of photosynthetic tissue (i.e., buds and leaves) and tree growth caused by defoliating insects such as western spruce budworm (Choristoneura occidentalis) (Swetnam et al., 1985; Swetnam and Lynch, 1993; Ryerson et al., 2003), tussock moth (Orgyia sp.) (Mason et al., 1997) and pandora moth (Coloradia pandora) (Speer et al., 2001; Pohl et al., 2006).
Predation on larvae of Douglas-fir tussock moth, Orgyia pseudotsugata (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), by Metaphidippus aeneolus (Araneae: Saliticidae).
No evidence for costs of being large in females of Orgyia spp.
In the 1970s an outbreak of the Douglas fir tussock moth (Orgyia pseudotsugata) ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Resources and dispersal as factors limiting a populations of the tussock moth (Orgyia vetusta), a flightless defoliator.
The large white cabbage butterfly (Pieris brassicae) or the small white butterfly (Pieris rapae The Vapourer Moth Orgyia antiqua, whose caterpillars eat leaves of dahlias, don't mind other 'snacks' either.
Predation of small and large Orgyia leucostigma (J.
The same association is the focus of Harrison's (1997) study of the western tussock moth (Orgyia retusta), and of the study by Rhainds et al.