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Research Project: Novel Approaches for Managing Key Pests of Peach and Pecan

Location: Fruit and Tree Nut Research

Title: The Giant Silk Moths: Foliage Feeders We Can Tolerate?

item Cottrell, Ted
item Pisani, Cristina

Submitted to: Pecan South
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/19/2023
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The giant silk moths that feed on hickories and/or pecan may cause localized defoliation but all in all, their damage does not reach treatment thresholds likely due to the action of their natural enemies. The grandeur of the giant silk moths, in both the adult and larval forms, are worthy of our appreciation.