Monday, May 18, 2009

Gypsy moths in Wisconsin

The gypsy moth caterpillar (Lymantria dispar, formerly Porthetria dispar) is known for defoliating over 200 species of trees, as well as plants.

In Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the gypsy moth population with quarantines and insecticides, including aerial spraying of the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (Btk).

Books, Dissertations, & Government documents (selected):

Gypsy moth websites:

[Image: Wisconsin DNR]

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