volume 164, issue 2, P102-112 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12603
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P.J. Silk, P.D. Mayo, G. LeClair, M. Brophy, S. Pawlowski, C. MacKay, N.K. Hillier, C. Hughes, J.D. Sweeney

Abstract: Abstract The beech leaf‐mining weevil, Orchestes fagi L. (Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Rhamphini), a pest of European beech, Fagus sylvatica L. (Fagaceae), was recently discovered infesting American beech, Fagus grandifolia Ehrh., in Nova Scotia, Canada. Adult O. fagi feed on both young and mature leaves of beech as well as on other species (e.g., raspberry, Rubus spp.), but oviposition and larval feeding are restricted to beech. Females oviposit in young developing beech leaves at the time of bud burst. We …

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