Gypsy Moth

GYPSY MOTH (Lymentria dispar) is native to Europe and Asia and is a major INSECT pest in eastern N America, where caterpillars (moth larvae) have defoliated millions of hectares of trees and shrubs. European gypsy moth egg masses attached to vehicles migrated from eastern Canada to BC and introduced the insect to the VICTORIA and VANCOUVER areas, and on occasion to the OKANAGAN VALLEY. Asian gypsy moths, the females of which are able to fly (females of the European variety are flightless), are...

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