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Gypsy Moth (FIDL)

Year Published

1989

Publication

Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 162. [Unknown:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, State & Private Forestry

Abstract

The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar Linnaeus, is one of the most notorious pests of hardwood trees in the Eastern United States. Since 1980, the gypsy moth has defoliated close to a million or more forested acres each year. In 1981, a record 12.9 million acres were defoliated. This is an area larger than Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut combined.

Citation

McManus, M.; Schneeberger, N.; Reardon, R.; Mason, G. 0. Gypsy Moth (FIDL). Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 162. [Unknown:] U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, State & Private Forestry
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