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Ken Walker
Japanese gypsy moth
Lymantria dispar japonica

Japanese gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar japonica) is an insect pest of variety of hardwood trees. It is a native of Asia.

All species of lymantria dispar share similar biology and ability to become a pest. This species is native to Japan. Damage to trees occurs as larval caterpillars defoliate the branches.

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