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Nun moth

Scientific Name
Lymantria monacha
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)

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Commodity Type

  • Timber
  • Leaves
  • Pome fruits
  • Stone fruits

Description

Hosts include a wide range of broad-leaved trees such as oak (Quercus), maple (Acer), ash (Fraxinus), birch (Betula), apple (Malus), cherry (Prunus), other fruit trees, and conifers such as pine (Pinus), spruce (Picea), fir (Abies) and larch (Larix). The larvae are found mainly on oak in Britain. In continental Europe the nun moth causes more damage than any other forest defoliator.

Source:

 

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/sci/surv/data/lymmone.shtml

 

Note:

 

On PESTF Forest Pest List


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