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Nun Moth: Potential New Pest (Pest Alert)Author(s): Melody Keena; Kathleen Shields
Source: NA-PR-95-98. Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
Publication Series: Program Aid
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DescriptionThe nun moth, Lymantria monacha (L.)(Lymantriidae), is a Eurasian pest of conifers that could be accidentally introduced into North America. Its establishment in this country would be disastrous because it feeds on a variety of vegetation and can migrate and colonize a variety of sites.
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CitationKeena, Melody; Shields, Kathleen. 1998. Nun Moth: Potential New Pest (Pest Alert). NA-PR-95-98. Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry
KeywordsInsect, gypsy moth, defoliation, conifers, deciduous.
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