Tim Tigner, Virginia Department of Forestry, Bugwood.org
European gypsy moth
Lymantria dispar dispar

European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar) is an insect pest of shrubbery and trees. It is a native of Europe and Asia and was first detected in Massachusettes in 1868-1869.

Caterpillars have voracious appetites for more than 300 species of trees and shrubs, posing a danger to North America's forests

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