SEQUESTRATION OF PLANT CHEMICAL DEFENSES BY SPOTTED LANTERNFLY FROM ITS PREFERRED HOST, TREE-OF-HEAVEN (AILANTHUS ALTISSIMA), AND EFFECTS ON PREDATOR-PREY INTERACTIONS

  • Hoover, Ke. K. (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

This project is designed to determine if spotted lanternfly stores toxins from its preferred host tree, rendering it unpalatable to natural enemies, including arthropods and birds. This information can be used to guide management practices by state and federal regulatory agencies, especially when considering options for biological control.

StatusFinished
Effective start/end date10/1/209/30/22

Funding

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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