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Title: Nun Moth: Potential New Pest (Pest Alert)

Author: Keena, Melody; Shields, Kathleen;

Date: 1998

Source: NA-PR-95-98. Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry

Publication Series: Program Aid

Description: The nun moth, Lymantria monacha (L.)(Lymantriidae), is a Eurasian pest of conifers that could be accidentally introduced into North America. Its establishment in this country would be disastrous because it feeds on a variety of vegetation and can migrate and colonize a variety of sites.

Keywords: Insect, gypsy moth, defoliation, conifers, deciduous.

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Keena, Melody; Shields, Kathleen 1998. Nun Moth: Potential New Pest (Pest Alert). NA-PR-95-98. Newtown Square, PA:U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Area State & Private Forestry

 


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