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Pest Factsheet of Flowering Trees: Asian gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar)

Published: Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 15:24
Last updated: Mon, 11 May 2015, 16:54
Asian gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) is a destructive pest of forest, horticultural and urban trees and if it were introduced into Australia it could cause extensive environmental and economic damage to our native bush, forests, crops and gardens. The larval (caterpillar) stage of this pest causes heavy defoliation of trees and shrubs, killing them or increasing their susceptibility to other pests. Asian gypsy moth has an extremely broad host range, feeding on the foliage of more than 650 species of plants.
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  • NPPO of Australia
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  • Pest information
Submitted by: NPPO of Australia