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Biology and pest status of Uraba lugens Walker (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) in Australia and New Zealand


Berndt, LA and Allen, GR, Biology and pest status of Uraba lugens Walker (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) in Australia and New Zealand, Australian Journal of Entomology, 49, (3) pp. 268-277. ISSN 1326-6756 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.2010.00760.x


Gumleaf skeletoniser, Uraba lugens (Lepidoptera: Nolidae), is a native Australian defoliator of many Eucalyptus and related species, and has recently established in New Zealand. Outbreaks of this species have caused significant damage to natural and commercially managed forests in Australia, and threaten plantations and amenity trees in New Zealand. With the arrival of this pest in New Zealand, research interest in U. lugens has increased. This stimulated this review and update, with previously unpublished data presented, on its taxonomy, biology, distribution, pest status and management. Host species and natural enemies are also listed, including previously unpublished records.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Eucalyptus;gum leaf skeletoniser;host range;natural enemies
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forest health and pathology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood plantations
UTAS Author:Allen, GR (Associate Professor Geoff Allen)
ID Code:60530
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2010-02-10
Last Modified:2011-04-14
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