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Asian gypsy moth

Scientific Name
Lymantria dispar dispar race asian
Scientific Author
(Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)

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Commodity Type

  • Timber


Most impacts of Gypsy moth are associated with the physiological stress in trees caused by defoliation, especially if it occurs several years in a row or in conjunction with drought. These effects include reduction in tree growth, crown dieback and tree mortality. Tree mortality is usually associated with other insects (wood borers) and pathogenic fungi that attack stressed trees.

Note: On PESTF Forest Pest List