Mar 12, 2020
Balance & Barrier: Slowing the Spongy Moth's Spread
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Insect biological control comes in all shapes and sizes — parasitoids, predators, or pathogens. So, what happens when neither a parasitoid nor a predator are feasible? Well, sometimes we have to turn away from using insects to attack insect pests, and turn to using an even smaller organism, something microscopic: a pathogen — in this case a fungus.

Related Research:


  • Andrew "Sandy" Liebhold, Research Entomologist, Northern Research Station, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • David Smitley, Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Entomology, East Lansing, Michigan
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