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Latest Gypsy moth Stories

2013-06-20 23:23:35

Gypsy Moth is staging a comeback. The BugBarrier Tree Band® helps slow the spread. Victor, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Gypsy Moths are making a comeback with a vengeance. This is causing municipalities to take drastic measures. Counties in Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Washington, and Oregon have begun aerial spraying trees with Bacillus Thuringiensis in an effort to control the spread of these destructive pests. To help increase the...

2013-05-15 12:24:08

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has developed an interactive, web-based map enabling users to track progress of gypsy moth spraying operations across the state. "This new website will enable visitors to zoom into their county and township to determine if treatments are planned, in progress or have been completed," DCNR Secretary Richard Allan said. "Information will be updated overnight on a daily basis during...

2013-03-07 12:23:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will target eight counties in an aerial spraying effort to combat the effects of growing gypsy moth populations in northwest and north central Pennsylvania. The gypsy moth is one of the most destructive forest pests in Pennsylvania. When the insect's population peaks, it may strip trees of foliage, leaving them weakened and susceptible to disease, drought and attack by other...

2012-04-23 06:23:15

Tree-killing insects and diseases are cutting short the lives of trees at a high cost to Americans ARLINGTON, Va., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 27, millions of Americans will observe Arbor Day by planting new trees. While planting trees is important to the well-being of our forests, it is just as critical to learn how to protect both new and older trees from damage by invasive insects and diseases. The death of large, mature trees due to these pests can be...

2012-03-22 06:21:11

ARLINGTON, Va., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the arrival of spring, homeowners and gardeners are beginning the task of cleaning up their yards and gardens to prepare for the growing season. Spring also can bring rain and wind, knocking down branches and trees weakened by ice or late winter storms. Gardeners, landscapers, and anyone working outside this spring need to know that tree branches, firewood, and cleared brush can harbor...

2011-12-08 14:03:00

Informed purchases and adherence to state and federal regulations can prevent spread of forest pests ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buying freshly-cut evergreen trees and greenery to decorate during the holiday season is a time-honored and favorite tradition. Unfortunately, harmful non-native insects and diseases can hitchhike on these trees and branches, starting new infestations in communities that were previously pest-free. This has become such a serious...

2011-09-12 11:22:04

Non-native, wood-boring insects such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian longhorned beetle are costing an estimated $1.7 billion in local government expenditures and approximately $830 million in lost residential property values every year, according to study by a research team that included scientists with the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station. The research effort was funded by The Nature Conservancy and supported by the University of California / Santa Barbara's National...

Invasive Insects Cost Billions
2011-09-11 04:15:13

  Homeowners and taxpayers are picking up most of the tab for damages caused by invasive tree-feeding insects that are inadvertently imported along with packing materials, live plants, and other goods. That's the conclusion of a team of biologists and economists, whose research findings are reported in the journal PLoS One last week. The authors explain that non-native, wood-boring insects such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian longhorned beetle exact an estimated $1.7...

Image 1 - Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Are Hormonal Slaves To Virus Gene
2011-09-09 07:19:47

  Gypsy moth caterpillars infected with baculovirus forfeit safety and stay in the treetops during the day because a virus gene manipulates their hormones to eat continuously and forego molting, according to entomologists. The caterpillars die where they climb and infect other gypsy moth caterpillars. "Normally, gypsy moth caterpillars are active at night," said Kelli Hoover, professor of entomology, Penn State. "They hide during the day in the soil or bark crevices protected from...

2011-04-28 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- May is National Moving Month, and if you are one of the estimated 40 million people who move in a given year, there is one more critical thing you can do before closing the moving-van door. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/CG89823LOGO) Don't make a move until you check for the gypsy moth. The federal government is joining with the moving industry to urge those planning to relocate to help stop the spread of this invasive...


Latest Gypsy moth Reference Libraries

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2005-09-08 09:57:58

The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, is a moth of European origin. Life cycle Gypsy moth egg masses are laid on branches and trunks of trees, however egg masses may be found in any sheltered location. Egg masses are buff colored when first laid but may bleach out over the winter months when exposed to direct sunlight and weathering. The hatching of gypsy moth eggs coincides with budding of most hardwood trees. Larvae emerge from egg masses from early spring through mid-May. Larvae...

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2005-08-25 09:55:02

A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. Both are of the order Lepidoptera. People who study butterflies and/or moths are called lepidopterists; the study of butterflies is known as "butterflying," and the study of moths "mothing," the latter giving rise to the term mother for someone who takes part in this activity - sometimes written with a hyphen inserted: moth-er - to distinguish it from the word for a female parent (in spoken English, confusion does not arise as the two...

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