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Torticid Fauna of Apple in New York

P. J. Chapman and S. E. Lienk
Limited Release - Original Uncirculated Copies

From the Introduction: 'American entomological literature is replete with reports of what introduced species of insects have done after they became established on our continent. On forms like the gypsy moth, Japanese beetle, European corn borer, San Jose scale and oriental fruit moth the published record is very voluminous indeed.

Much less attention has been given, however, to situations where a plant is the immigrant. That is, what happens to a foreign plant, entomologically, when it becomes established in our environment?
We have studied the domestic apple from this point of view and our findings are reported in the present publication. We hope our research will contribute to a better understanding of the principles that are operative in these situations; or, more specifically, will help account for the acceptance-rejection patterns any foreign plant may be expected to exhibit when exposed to an indigenous insect fauna.

122 Pages featuring 96 watercolor paintings of the life stages prepared by Dr. Haruo Tashiro (adults) and Mr. Joseph Keplinger (larvae).,br. Measures 8.75 x 11.25 inches with a hard cover and gold toned title.

Published March 1971.