Scientific name : Lymantria Dispar Linnaeus ( Itis )
Where Did It First Appear ?
Gypsy moth originated from Europe and Asia
Gypsy moth can be found throughout southern Canada, across the Eastren and Central U.S
- The Larva or Caterpillar is the damaging stages as it eats the leave of trees in the spring
- Gypsy moth eats leaves from trees, they depend on the tree and where the tree is located
- Gypsy moths population can also get diseases like wilt disease, whlah kills larva & pupae
- Gypsy moths has destroyed 30 million hectares since 1970
Attempts At Capture
Sticky tree bands can be places around tree trunk to help curtail the caterpillars, and apply "thuringiens" to the leafs of the tree to kill the gypsy moth caterpillars
- They are voracious eaters and can be completely defoliate entire trees
- repeated defoliation can lead to the death of many trees, charging the mix of tree species and affecting dependent wild life.
- tree loss can impact forest and related industries