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Olympusman



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:51 am    Post subject: Gypsy moth Reply with quote

I am assured that this is a female gypsy moth. This has been confirmed from a number of sources, including the Pennsylvania Forestry Department.
So, before I do a post of "Female Gypsy Moth Feet" I would appreciate anyone who can confirm the identity of this moth.


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Mike
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ChrisR
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it looks from here like
http://extension.illinois.edu/gypsymoth/biology.cfm

and none of the "confusables" here
http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/gmunit/gmornotadults.aspx
look right.

I'd risk a small bet Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael,

I'm no lepidopterist, but your image closely resembles the female gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) I observed last week on her egg mass in northern Michigan, on a paper birch tree (Betula papyrifera).

Here's hoping you experience only a very mild infestation.

Cheers,

--Chris S.
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