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Research Article

Towards a Global Barcode Library for Lymantria (Lepidoptera: Lymantriinae) Tussock Moths of Biosecurity Concern

  • Jeremy R. deWaard mail,

    jdewaard@interchange.ubc.ca

    Affiliations: Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Entomology, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Andrew Mitchell,

    Affiliation: Entomology, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Melody A. Keena,

    Affiliation: Northern Research Station, United States Department of Agriculture, Hamden, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • David Gopurenko,

    Affiliation: Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute, Industry & Investment NSW, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Laura M. Boykin,

    Affiliation: Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Karen F. Armstrong,

    Affiliation: Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Michael G. Pogue,

    Affiliation: Systematic Entomology Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Joao Lima,

    Affiliation: Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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  • Robin Floyd,

    Affiliation: Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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  • Robert H. Hanner,

    Affiliation: Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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  • Leland M. Humble

    Affiliations: Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: December 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014280
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Jeremy R. deWaard, Leland M. Humble
Forest Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jeremy R. deWaard
Entomology, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Andrew Mitchell
Entomology, Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Melody A. Keena
Northern Research Station, United States Department of Agriculture, Hamden, Connecticut, United States of America
David Gopurenko
Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute, Industry & Investment NSW, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Laura M. Boykin, Karen F. Armstrong
Bio-Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand
Michael G. Pogue
Systematic Entomology Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Joao Lima, Robin Floyd, Robert H. Hanner
Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Leland M. Humble
Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: jdewaard@interchange.ubc.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JRd AM RH LMH. Performed the experiments: JRd JL LMH. Analyzed the data: JRd AM DG JL LMH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JRd AM MAK DG LMB KFA MP JL RF RH LMH. Wrote the paper: JRd. Provided input into the manuscript: AM MAK DG LMB MP RF LMH.