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Estimating Infestation Rates of the Nantucket Pine Tip Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Through Sequential Sampling
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  • David Kulhavy, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Paul C. Johnson, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Bernard Andersen
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-1984
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Abstract

Sequential sampling to estimate proportion from a binomially distributed population was used to estimate apparent and actual infestation rates of the Nantucket pine tip moth, Rhyacionia frustrana (Comstock), on loblolly, Pinus taeda, and shortleaf pine, P. echinata. Populations of R. frustrana, as measured by infested tips, increased from the overwintering generation through the second generation (July), then decreased rapidly for P. echinata. Populations of R. frustrana continued to increase through the season in P. taeda. Tip moth infestations were concentrated in the top one-half of the tree.

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David Kulhavy, Paul C. Johnson and Bernard Andersen. "Estimating Infestation Rates of the Nantucket Pine Tip Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Through Sequential Sampling" (1984)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_l_kulhavy/4/