A synthetic pheromone of the western pine shoot borer, Eucosma sonomana Kearfott, has been used
successfully as a 'mating disrupter in northern Idaho and western Montana since 1984. Infestation
levels in treated ponderosa pine plantations declined from an average of 28 percent infested in 1983
to 5.5 percent by 1986....
Douglas-fir tussock moth populations are monitored annually in northern Idaho and western Montana to insure early detection of changes from endemic to outbreak population levels. Adult moth trapping in 1982 was intensified and expanded into additional areas from 1981 because of concern that with each passing year the probability of...
An epidemic of Douglas-fir tussock moth was detected in northern Idaho
in 1972. In 1973, aerial surveys showed that nearly 100,000 acres contained
various degrees of visible defoliation. An egg mass survey of
five reporting units made in the fall of 1973 determined potential for
damage in 1974. Based on...
The western hemlock looper, Lambdina fiscellaria Zugubrosa Hulst, caused, aerially visible defoliation on approximately 10,000 acres of State, private, and Federal forests of northern Idaho in 1972. This is the first report of noticeable defoliation by this insect in Region 1 since the late 1930's (Dewey et al. 1972).