Exotic Pest Reporting
Sakhalin Silk Moth
Sakhalin Silk Moth (Dendrolimus superans) is an insect pest of Conifers. It is a native of Russia and Asia.
Defoliation of Pines, Larch, Spruce and Fir trees by this moth is extensive. This pest 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.