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Host-plant preferences and survival of the larva of the light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana


The light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana, is one of the most abundant herbivorous insect pests in protected ornamental plants in the UK. Damage to the crop is caused by a leaf chewing leafroller - a highly mobile caterpillar.


The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between host-plant preference of the larva and its survival rate under controlled environmental conditions.

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