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Sakhalin silk moth
Dendrolimus superans

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!

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