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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Key Features - Suppression and eradication efforts include the use of chemical pesticides such as Bacillus thuringiensis and diflubensuron (Dimilin)-biological pesticides introduced to Gypsy moth infested areas - Introduction of White-footed mice.- pheromone traps to trap males. -Trapping is also used to monitor reproducing populations. -This moth is a significant pest because the caterpillars have voracious appetites for more than 300 species of trees and shrubs- It posing a danger to North America's forests. - The caterpillars defoliate trees, leaving trees vulnerable to diseases and other pests and can eventually kill the tree. Destruction EuropeanGypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) -Visible egg masses- Newly hatched caterpillars are black and hairy. Later stages of the larvae develop a mottled yellow to gray -A distinctive color pattern of five pairs of blue dots followed by six pairs of red dots along their backs.-Male moths are brown with a darker brown pattern on their wings and have a 1-1/2-inch wingspan. Females are slightly larger, with a two-inch wingspan, and nearly white with dark saw-toothed patterns on their wings.-Defoliated trees Where They are Found Green- Origin Blue - Invation Moth Caterpillar Methods of Control Ecological Restoration Improvements With the elimination of the European Gypsy moth Ecological restoration should naturally occur:Without the over consumption of the plants necessary parts, those plants would then be able to thrive like they had before the introductionof the hungry Lymantria dispar.
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