Asian Gypsy Moth

The Asian gypsy moth (AGM), named for its home continent, is a voracious pest of trees that poses a major threat to forest habitats in North America.

Elm Spanworm

The elm spanworm is a native insect that has intermittently caused serious damage to trees in the United States and Canada for over a century. The spanworm attacks a wide variety of plants, including forest, shade, and fruit trees. It causes severe defoliation in hardwood forests. There have been at least 20 major outbreaks in eastern North America.

Forest Management Strategies to Minimize the Impact of Gypsy Moth

Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) is an exotic insect that was introduced into the United States (Boston, MA) in 1869 from Europe as part of a silk-making experiment. Some larvae escaped and the moth spread throughout New England. Today the moth has migrated west and south to the Midwest (Ohio), the Lake states (Michigan and Wisconsin), the Mid-Atlantic states and through the southern Appalachians in Virginia and North Carolina.

Gypsy Moth Management for Homeowners

Soon, the gypsy moth will become a household word in Tennessee. This obnoxious new neighbor will be eating its way through our hardwood forests, leaving some forests bare.

Walkingstick

The walkingstick is a defoliator of deciduous trees in North America.

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