Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Forest Pest Monitoring: Forest Tent Caterpillar, Spruce Budworm and Hemlock Looper Monitoring: Pheromone Traps for Forest Tent Caterpillar, Spruce Budworm and Hemlock Looper on Mt. Mansfield

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 391-4135
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    Monitoring trends in major insect pest populations, and documenting the occurence of damage to forests.

People

  • Tom Simmons: Content Provider

  • Sandra Wilmot: Content Provider

  • Barbara Schultz: Content Provider

  • Trish Hanson: Principal Investigator

  • Sean Lawson: Content Provider

Keywords

  • insects, monitoring, pheromones, populations,

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
    • -72.865946, 44.514681
    • -72.816163, 44.514681
    • -72.816163, 44.532095
    • -72.865946, 44.532095
    • -72.865946, 44.514681
  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: Pheromone Traps for Forest Tent Caterpillar, Spruce Budworm and Hemlock Looper on Mt. Mansfield
  • Start Date: 1991-06-01
  • End Date: 2003-08-22
  • Description: Average insect counts using 3 pheromone traps on West slope of Mt. Mansfield in Browns River watershed

  • Purpose: Monitor trends in major insect pest populations, and documenting the occurence of damage to forests.

  • Condensed Title: Z0064_PherTrapMans

  • Object Name: VMC.64.59

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: Trish Hanson. 2003. Pheromone Traps for Forest Tent Caterpillar, Spruce Budworm and Hemlock Looper on Mt. Mansfield. VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. FEMC. Can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/forest-pest-monitoring-forest-tent-caterpillar/dataset/pheromone-traps-for-forest-tent-caterpillar

  • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/forest-pest-monitoring-forest-tent-caterpillar/dataset/pheromone-traps-for-forest-tent-caterpillar

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: IDNUMB
    • Label: ID Number
    • Description: Auto-increment ID number
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ordinal
    Attribute Name: years
    • Label: Year
    • Description: Year of data collection
    • Storage Type: datetime
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: YYYY
    Attribute Name: Insect
    • Label: Insect
    • Description: Insect type
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Trap_Location
    • Label: Trap Location
    • Description: Location of trap placement
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Elevation
    • Label: Elevation
    • Description: Elevation at which trap was placed
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    • Standard Unit: foot
    • Precision: 100
    • Unit: foot
    • Number Type: real
    Attribute Name: Average
    • Label: Average Insect Count
    • Description: Average number of insects per trap
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: StatewideAve
    • Label: State Wide Average
    • Description: State wide average of insect per trap collection
    • Storage Type: decimal
    • Measurment Type: ratio
    Attribute Name: notes
    • Label: Notes
    • Description: Notes
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal

Methods

  • Current Methods
    • Unnamed Method
      • Method Description: As of 2010, changes to methods. Only the forest tent pheromone trapping is continuing, and we have reduced the number of traps from five to three.

    • Unnamed Method
      • Method Description: Spruce budworm monitoring discontinued in 2004.

    • Pest monitoring
      • Started: 1991-06-01
      • Method Description: These pests are monitored using pheromone traps (multipher traps with a biolure and a vaportape insecticide), which attract male moths during their flight period, indicating relative population levels in the area. Each trap type is deployed during the adult moth flight period. Forest tent and spruce budworm pheromone traps deployed at 1400 foot elevation.

    • Unnamed Method
      • Method Description: Five forest tent caterpillar pheromone traps per elevation are deployed between June 20 and August 15.

    • Unnamed Method
      • Method Description: Three spruce budworm traps per elevation are deployed between June 14 and September 5.

    • Unnamed Method
      • Method Description: One spring hemlock looper pheromone trap per elevation is deployed between April 7 and July 15.

    • Unnamed Method
      • Method Description: One fall hemlock looper pheromone trap per elevation is deployed from August 31 to October 31.

    • Unnamed Method
      • Method Description: Forest tent, spruce budworm and spring and fall hemlock looper traps are used at 3 elevations on the west slope of Mt. Mansfield: 1400, 2200 and 3800 feet.


  • Past Methods (no longer in use)
    • Unnamed Method
      • Ended: 1996-11-30
      • Method Description: Spring hemlock looper monitoring discontinued in 1997.

    • Unnamed Method
      • Ended: 1996-11-30
      • Method Description: Fall hemlock looper monitoring discontinued in 1997.

Sampling Equipment

  • No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset

Site Characteristics

  • Site Description: West slope of Mt. Mansfield in Browns River watershed at 3 elevations: 1400, 2200 and 3800 feet. Traps placed in habitats appropriate to each insect.