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Pine Beauty

Synopsis
A rare native moth, the Pine Beauty, suddenly reached pest proportions and caused devastating damage of pine forests in the north of Scotland. The outbreak was linked to the introduction of a new species of pine trees, the lodgepole pine from North America. Why did a previously harmless forest insect suddenly become a serious pest? Looks at how entomologists tackled the problem, explaining how they developed monitoring systems and safe control measures.
Series
Ecology, Course S326
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1985
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Uses
6th-form studies in environmental science; A-level biology courses; introductory courses on ecological techniques and pest control studies.*
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
insect pests; moths; Scotland

Credits

Producer
Aileen Llewellyn
Cast
John Stoakley 
Peggy Varley 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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