Featured Pest


General Information

European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L. (Lepidoptera:  Lymantriidae)) was introduced to the US from Europe in 1868 in an effort to breed a better silk worm.  Soon thereafter, some of the gypsy moths escaped from the lab as a result of a series of accidents.  Since no one yet realized the destructiveness of this pest, no efforts were made to kill the escaped moths. [...]

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