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European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) outbreaks

Christopher B. Davidson

European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) outbreaks

a review of the literature

by Christopher B. Davidson

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station in Newton Square, PA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gypsy moth -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementChristopher B. Davidson, Kurt W. Gottschalk, James E. Johnson.
    SeriesGeneral technical report NE -- 278.
    ContributionsGottschalk, Kurt William., Johnson, James E. 1952-, United States. Forest Service. Northeastern Research Station.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination15 p. ;
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17717923M

    The European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) is a non-native, invasive species that has moved into Ohio from Pennsylvania and Michigan over the years. In its caterpillar stage, it feeds on the leaves of over different tree and shrub species and is especially fond of oak. The strain of gypsy moth established in the U.S. is commonly called the European gypsy moth (EGM). This is to distinguish it from a strain that exists in Asia, called the Asian gypsy moth (AGM). The main difference between the two strains is that females of the EGM can not fly, so its dispersal ability is limited to larval movement, whereas AGM.

    Gypsy moth caterpillars prefer hardwood trees and are known to feed on more than tree species. However, their preferred tree species are oaks, apple, some poplars, willow, alder and hawthorn. Their complete life cycle is completed in one year. The caterpillars may completely defoliate trees by eating all of its leaves.   Interrupt The Gypsy Moth Life Cycle. Throughout the rest of the year, there are several easy preventative steps you can take to disrupt the gypsy moth life cycle, especially destroying their egg masses in order to prevent your property from being overrun with newly hatched caterpillars during the next spring.

      european gypsy moth. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is Real, and It's More Than Just a Nuisance. While being outside in Massachusetts this June, I first noticed it. A lot of leaves were falling from the trees, only these were chewed leaf parts, not whole leaves. Similar to the children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar written by Eric Carle. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Davidson, Christopher B. (Christopher Bryn). European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) outbreaks. Newton Square, PA: U.S.


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European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) outbreaks by Christopher B. Davidson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The European Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar or EGM) is native to Europe and first arrived in the United States in Massachusetts in This moth is a significant pest because the caterpillars have voracious appetites for more than species of trees and shrubs, posing a danger to North America's forests.

"The Gypsy Moth Summer gathers all of life in its wonderfully confident reach: the buzzing energy of youth, the fraught hope of adulthood, the remorseless clarity of old age. Fierro's thoroughly entertaining storytelling doesn't prevent her from taking on weighty subjects like race and class in America or delivering a rebuke of the lives of privilege that she chronicles with such /5(57).

Gypsy moth, (Lymantria dispar), lepidopteran that is a serious pest of both deciduous and evergreen trees. The European strain was accidentally introduced into eastern North America aboutand by it had become a serious pest of deciduous forests and fruit trees. By the end of the 20th century the moth had spread to the western Great Lakes region.

European Gypsy Moth. European gypsy moth is a significant nonnative forest pest in the United States. The goals of APHIS-PPQ are to define the extent of the gypsy moth infestation, to eradicate isolate populations, and to limit the artificial spread of gypsy moth beyond the infested area through quarantines and an active regulatory program.

Ingypsy moth larvae that were being evaluated for silk production, were blown from a window sill in Medford, Massachusetts. The first outbreak of European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) occurred in Bythe gypsy moth.

Lymantria dispar, the gypsy moth, is a species of moth in the family Erebidae. Lymantria dispar covers many subspecies, subspecies identification such as L. dispar or L. japonica leaves no ambiguity in ria dispar subspecies have a range which covers in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and South America.

It is listed as of the World's Worst Class: Insecta. Lymantria dispar dispar, commonly known as the gypsy moth, European gypsy moth, or North American gypsy moth, is a moth in the family Erebidae that is of Eurasian origin.

It has a range that extends over Europe, Africa, and North America. Carl Linnaeus first described the species Lymantria dispar in The subject of classification has changed throughout the years. European gypsy moths were introduced into Massachusetts in by an amateur entomologist. Since then, gypsy moths have defoliated millions of acres of trees in forests and urban areas in at least 20 states and the Washington DC area.

Gypsy moth caterpillars feed on more than species of deciduous and evergreen trees. A closeup of a gypsy moth caterpillar in —John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe Gypsy moths are an invasive insect that, as caterpillars, have.

Lymantria dispar dispar, commonly known as the gypsy moth, European gypsy moth, or North American gypsy moth, is a moth in the family Erebidae that is of Eurasian origin.

It has a range that extends over Europe, Africa, and North : Insecta. According to a report, the gypsy moth is now one of the most destructive insects in the eastern United States; it and other foliage-eating pests cause an estimated $ million in annual damages in the U.S.

2 Gypsy moth rash. 3 Effects of defoliation. 4 Factors that affect gypsy moth populations. Biological control. Mating disruption. The European gypsy moth was discovered in the United States in in Massachusetts.

It spread throughout the northeast and has become one of the country’s most destructive hardwood forest pests. It is known to defoliate acres of forest and urban trees. An Asian gypsy moth is pictured in an undisclosed location.(John H.

Ghent/USDA Forest Service, ) “Murder hornets” aren’t the only problematic pest causing a buzz in Washington state. European Gypsy Moth - Pest Identification. Last Modified: Jul 8, Print. EGM is a plain-looking insect that people would likely not notice if it were not for its caterpillar stage.

A female moth lays a cluster of eggs (called an egg mass) on and near trees, and each egg mass can hatch up to a thousand tiny caterpillars with a ravenous. The gypsy moth is one of the most destructive forest pests introduced into the United States.

It has defoliated millions of acres in the Eastern United States where gypsy moth populations have become established. The gypsy moth caterpillars can eat. gypsy moth, common name for a moth, Lymantria dispar, of the tussock moth family, native to Europe and Asia. Its caterpillars, or larvae, defoliate deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs.

Introduced from Europe into Massachusetts c, the European gypsy moth became a serious pest within 20 years. The European gypsy moth is a destructive, invasive pest.

Moth larvae gorge themselves on shrub and tree leaves, leaving them bare and susceptible to disease and damage from other pests. Appearance. Hairy caterpillars grow up to two inches in length and display five pairs of blue dots followed by six pairs of red dots along their backs.

Moths. Female gypsy moths use chemicals to attract a mate soon after they emerge. They lay eggs about a day after mating. Adult gypsy moth males have feathery antennae and brown wings and are able to fly, while cream-colored females of European gypsy moths cannot fly and have threadlike antennae.

If it's a white moth and flying, it is not a Gypsy Moth. Gypsy moth is an insect native to Europe and Asia that has been severely weakening trees across North America. Gypsy moth was introduced to North America in the late ’s near Boston and has spread over the past century.

Despite the successful use of insect predators, as well as fungal and viral controls, gypsy moth populations do. The World Conservation Union ranks the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, on its list of " of the World's Most Invasive Alien Species." If you live in the northeastern U.S., you will heartily agree with that characterization of this tussock moth.

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The name, the fourth boat in his series, all named Gipsy Moth, originated from the de Havilland Gipsy Moth aircraft in which Chichester completed pioneering work in aerial .Natural Resources Building P.O. Box Washington ST SE Olympia, WA In the mid s, gypsy moth larvae (Lymantria dispar) that were being evaluated for silk production were blown from a window sill in Medford, first outbreak of gypsy moth occurred in Bythe gypsy moth had established itself throughout the Northeast and is now found throughout much of the Eastern United States.