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Influence of experimental conditions on manifestation of the group effect in the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar L.
- Ponomarev, V. I., Klobukov, G. I., Napalkova, V. V., Kshnyasev, I. A.
- Russian journal of ecology 2017 v.48 no.4 pp. 377-383
- Lymantria dispar, group effect, insect larvae, instars, mortality, rearing
- The effect of rearing conditions for gypsy moth larvae on parameters of their development (its duration and mortality) was studied in experiments with early instar larvae reared singly or in groups. The manifestation of the group effect was analyzed depending on the choice of experimental unit (the larva or the rearing container) and the amount of volume per larva. The observed effects were evaluated quantitatively.