Canadian Forest Service Publications

Spruce Budworm: Mass Flights under the Radar. 2017. Boulanger, Y. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, QC. Branching Out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 114. 2 p.

Year: 2017

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 38868

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

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Long-distance flights are a very common phenomenon among insects. This strategy helps maximize their survival in various environments. Researchers with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) have devised their own strategy for observing the movements of the spruce budworm (SBW), the most destructive pest in the Canadian boreal forest: they use weather radars.

Also available under the title:
Tordeuse des bourgeons de l'épinette : vols de masse sous le radar. L’Éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No 114. (French)