Bacillus thuringensis - Quercus suber- Sardinia

Stephen Parshall araneus9 at
Tue Jan 16 06:39:06 EST 2001

I recall that an article appeared in The Great Lakes Entomologist in 1992 or
1993 dealing with the effects of B. thuringensis on various Lepidoptera
Steve Parshall, Evanston, Illinois
>From: Neil at NWJONES.DEMON.CO.UK (Neil Jones)
>Reply-To: Neil at NWJONES.DEMON.CO.UK
>To: leps-l at
>Subject: Re: Bacillus thuringensis - Quercus suber- Sardinia
>Date: Thu, 11 Jan 01 21:30:16 GMT
>In article <93jr50$t8u$1 at>
>            giovannimonaci at "Giovanni Monaci" writes:
> > I'd receive information about use of Bt kurstaki in natural forest of
> > mediterrane lands, and in particolar on Qurcus suber forests. The
>effects of
> > use of Bt on natural alimentar cicles.
> > thanks
> > giovanni
>I don't think there is much published. I went through 125 volumes of
>abstracts a while ago looking for stuff on Bt there is very little
>on its effects on or behaviour in non-pest species.
>The only thing I have ever seen, apart from the recent stuff on Monarchs,
>was a short reference to Bacillus as a noticable pathogen in relation to
>the highly endangered swallowtail butterfly Papilio homerus from Jamaica.
>There is very little research on this pathogen's role in ecology.
>What is certain from evolutionary theory is that it that it is highly
>to be reliant on a lepidopterous hosts to survive.
>Neil Jones- Neil at
>"At some point I had to stand up and be counted. Who speaks for the
>butterflies?" Andrew Lees - The quotation on his memorial at Crymlyn Bog
>National Nature Reserve
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