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Lead residues in eastern tent caterpillars (Malacosoma americanum) and their host plant (Prunus serotina) close to a major highway

Environmental Entomology

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Abstract

Eastern tent caterpillars, Malacosoma americanum (F.) (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae and leaves of their host plant, black cherry, Prunus serotina Ehrh., were collected in May, 1978, at various distances from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Prince George's Co., MD, and were analyzed for lead by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Caterpillars collected within 10 m of the parkway contained 7.1-7.4 ppm lead (dry weight). Caterpillars collected at greater distances from the parkway and from a control area had lead concentrations ca. half as high (2.6-5.3 ppm). Lead concentrations in caterpillars averaged 76% as high as those in leaves and were much lower than concentrations that have been reported in some roadside soil and litter invertebrates

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Lead residues in eastern tent caterpillars (Malacosoma americanum) and their host plant (Prunus serotina) close to a major highway
Series title:
Environmental Entomology
Volume
9
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
10-12
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
10
Last page:
12
Number of Pages:
3