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Gypsy mothAuthor(s): Tom W. Coleman; Laurel J. Haavik; Chris Foelker; Andrew M. Liebhold
Source: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet 162. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 20 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionGypsy moth, Lymantria dispar dispar (Linnaeus) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae), is an exotic invasive species introduced from Europe that is spreading south and west in North America. In spring and early summer, gypsy moth caterpillars feed on the leaves of many different tree species, especially oaks. During outbreaks, caterpillars defoliate entire forests.
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CitationColeman, Tom W.; Haavik, Laurel J.; Foelker, Chris; Liebhold, Andrew M. 2020. Gypsy moth. Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet 162. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 20 p
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