Title Die Anfänge einer wissenschaftlichen Forstentomologie und ihrer Popularisierung, am Beispiel einer historischen Auseinandersetzung von 1797/98 über die Nonne (Lymantria monacha L.)
Author/s Roman Asshoff
Year 2003
Journal Centralblatt für das gesamte Forstwesen 120:101-116
Abstract The beginning of forest entomology as a science is described based on a historical example from the late 18th century (1797/1798). In this discourse, in which several authors of this time period get a word (especially GEORG GOTTFRIED ZINKE), it becomes obvious that the focus in this era was primarily the protection and conservation of forests, substantially thought of as a source of raw material. In this case the nun moth (Lymantria monacha L.) was the appearing pest in areas of the southern part of central Germany. To protect the forests adequately, information was required about the biology of insect pests, which was rare at that time. With tremendous effort, the authors compiled this knowledge and a first discussion arose, admittedly without a consistent terminology. The state of the science at the time regarding the nun moth (e.g. caterpillar - and mothphenology, feeding plants) and how this was gained is discussed in this article.
Keywords Forstentomologie · 18. Jahrhundert · Lymantria monacha · Georg Gottfried Zinke
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