A moth larva that feeds on plant buds.
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(Animals) a larval pest that feeds on buds and leaves
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1. any of several moth larvae that attack the buds of plants.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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Surprisingly, the study showed that densities of pests like the tobacco budworm on tobacco leaves did not decrease, even though more spined stilt bugs were present.
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Nova Scotia environmentalists discussed in Chapter 3 effectively used political pressure tactics to raise their concerns about the issue of aerial spraying forests to try to reduce spruce budworm. Although foresters themselves were divided, the government allied with the industry, which wanted to spray.
For example, many authors consider the stationary distribution for stochastic predator-prey model with harvesting and delays [23-25], epidemic model with regime switching [26], impulsive stochastic model [27], and budworm growth model with Markovian switching [28].
Deterring and inhibiting effects of quinolizidine alkaloids on the spruce budworm (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) oviposition.
These practices reduce habitat and food available to the boll weevil, pink bollworm, boll-worm and tobacco budworm. Shred cotton stalks after harvesting at the earliest possible date and do not allow stubble to regrow or volunteer seedlings to remain within fields or surrounding field margins or drainage system banks.
Fitch also questioned certain government initiatives, such as the privatization of cleaning and food services within the health care system, the Tuition Access Bursary program's lack of a sliding scale, and the spruce budworm forest protection investment after cuts to silviculture.
[USA], Jun 19 (ANI): Turns out, it is not "a moth to a flame," but "a flame to a moth" as a new study has revealed that a spruce budworm outbreak could increase forest fire risk.
Insect infestation data was mostly limited to outbreaks of the eastern spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) and the jack pine budworm (C.
Variables associated with pheromone traps for monitoring spruce budworm populations (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).
Additionally, AY-glucosidase, derived from different species, have also been reported to perform a variety of biological functions, such as worked as a key regulator of rhizobacteria-induced systemic resistance and modulates iron deficiency responses in Arabidopsis roots (Zamioudis et al., 2014), underpined natural resistance of white spruce against spruce budworm (Mageroy et al., 2014) and so on.