Gypsy moth also known as Lymantria Dispar

The Gypsy Moth

  • The Gypsy Moth also known as the Lymantria Dispar is a Moth that originated from Europe and Asia.
  • They currently reside in Massachusetts mostly but are in the top eastern states too.
  • They can get spread around by the wind when they are caterpillars or there eggs are layed on something that gets moved by getting loaded onto a vehicle or something like that.
  • They slowly eat away at the bark of the trees and after a while it kills the tree.
  • They are currently being controlled by a chemical called spinosad.