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Japanese gypsy moth

Scientific Name
Lymantria dispar japonica
Scientific Author
(Motschulsky)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)

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Distribution

  • Europe and Northern Asia
  • Mediterranean Basin
  • South and South-East Asia

Description

Gypsy moth is native to southern Europe, northern Africa, central and southern Asia and Japan (Martin 2000). The European strain has been introduced to the United States and Canada and is now present in most of northeastern N. America but its range is expanding to the south and west.

Source:

See weblink for: Global Invasive Species Database


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