• Naugler, Christopher
  • Leech, Susan


Fluctuating asymmetry of the first tarsal segment of the proleg of the forest tent caterpillar moth Malacosma disstria Hbn. (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) was significantly inversely related to survival ability in the lab. The monitoring of population levels of fluctuating asymmetry could have important implications in pest management of this and other species by providing an indication of the health of a population.


Collected pupae from QUBS and reared them in an out door separate holding container and then kept in the lab