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Relative susceptibility of pines (Pinus spp.) in California to the Nantucket pine tip moth—Rhyacionia frustrana

Not infested

Pinus amandii, P. attenuata, P. bungeana, P. canariensis, P. caribaea, P. coulteri, P. edulis, P. gerardiana, P. monophylla, P. montezumae, P. mugo, P. nigra, P. palustris, P. pinaster, P. pinea, P. thunbergiana, P. torreyana

Under 25% of tips infested

Pinus flexilis, P. halepensis, P. jeffreyi, P. oocarpa, P. ponderosa, P. rigida, P. taeda

About 3040% of tips infested

Pinus brutia, P. cembroides, P. muricata, P. patula, P. pseudostrobus, P. roxburghii, P. sabiniana, P. sylvestris

About 5085% of tips infested

Pinus contorta, P. densiflora, P. echinata, P. glabra, P. insularis, P. radiata, P. resinosa, P. virginiana

Terminal reddening from the feeding of a tip moth larva.
Terminal reddening from the feeding of a tip moth larva.

Adapted from Scriven GT, Luck RF. 1980. Susceptibility of Pines to Attack by the Nantucket Pine Tip Moth in Southern California. J. Econ. Entomol. 73:318320.


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