Asian Gypsy Moth (Lymantra dispar spp.)

Agricultural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery February 26, 2010 Print Friendly and PDF

Asian gypsy moth is native to Asia. It has not become established in the United States. The larvae (immature form) are voracious feeders with a wide host range. Asian gypsy moth should be considered to be a major potential threat to native forest habitats. Unlike the flightless European gypsy moth female, the Asian gypsy moth female is capable of flying up to 25 miles. Detection of this moth in the United States would trigger the implementation of an active eradication program.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.