Exotic Pest Reporting
Hannes Lemme, , Bugwood.org
Pine-tree Lappet (Dendrolimus pini ) is an insect pest of a number of conifers. It is a native of Europe and Western Asia.
This moth poses a large risk to U.S. plant health. International commerce provides recognized avenues of introduction. This is just one of many forest pests that are moved to un-infested forests by humans moving firewood. Help to protect our forests: don't move firewood!
This insect pest has been identified by USDA-APHIS as a serious threat to US Agriculture and Natural Resources, and surveys have been planned for multiple states.