fall cankerworm

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Noun1.fall cankerworm - green or brown white-striped looperfall cankerworm - green or brown white-striped looper; larva of Alsophila pometaria
Alsophila, genus Alsophila - geometrid moths
cankerworm - green caterpillar of a geometrid moth; pest of various fruit and shade trees
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Early in the experiment, the entire research area experienced an outbreak of fall cankerworm (Alsophila pometana Harris), and site 3 experienced especially severe herbivory.
In this study we document associational susceptibility among hosts of the fall cankerworm (Alsophila pometaria).
The first goal of this paper is to document an example of associational susceptibility using the hosts of a common forest pest, the fall cankerworm (Alsophila pometaria).
Observationally, we evaluated host preference by estimating fall cankerworm egg densities on box elder and cottonwood.
These observational data suggest that the distribution of cankerworms is contingent on the distribution of box elder, and that cottonwoods growing with box elder are more susceptible to fall cankerworm than cottonwoods located in the open.
Adaptation to host plants in the fall cankerworm (Alsophila pometaria) and its bearing on the evolution of host affiliation in phytophagous insects.
For example, Roland and Embree (1995) recorded the similar pattern of outbreaks of winter moth, Bruce's spanworm, and fall cankerworm in Nova Scotia Canada, and Klimetzek (1990) described a spatial synchronization of outbreaks of four pine-feeding insects in Germany.
There have been numerous observations of genetic divergence associated with host-plant species, including Alsophila pometaria, the fall cankerworm (Mister et al.
These leaf-eating worms are similar to fall cankerworms (only a mother moth or an entomologist would bother to tell them apart) in that the adult moths are active around Thanksgiving time.