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Gypsy Moth (FIDL)Author(s): M. McManus; N. Schneeberger; R. Reardon; G. Mason
Source: Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 162. [Unknown:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, State & Private Forestry
Publication Series: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL)
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DescriptionThe gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar Linnaeus, is one of the most notorious pests of hardwood trees in the Eastern United States. Since 1980, the gypsy moth has defoliated close to a million or more forested acres each year. In 1981, a record 12.9 million acres were defoliated. This is an area larger than Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut combined.
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CitationMcManus, M.; Schneeberger, N.; Reardon, R.; Mason, G. 0. Gypsy Moth (FIDL). Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 162. [Unknown:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, State & Private Forestry
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