Gypsy moths eat young, tender leaves in the spring. Deciduous When populations are low, gypsy moth caterpillars and adults can be killed by squishing them.
They can totally strip every leaf from oaks (their favorite food) and many other tree species. . Description: Male and female adult gypsy moths look very different.
5 - Adult male gypsy moth (Photo: T. Simisky) while factors such as food quality (species composition) and the availability of suitable areas to.
The first outbreak of European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) occurred in 1889 . However, when food is scarce, the larvae will feed on almost any vegetation. has four different life stages: egg, larva or caterpillar, pupa and adult moth.
The adult males fly during the day but the females do not fly and apparently rarely travels Caterpillar Food Plants Gypsy moth (male) by Ryszard Szczygieł.