The adult female gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) has a wingspan of up to 6 cm; the wings are white in colour with a few black wavy lines or flecks.

The buff coloured egg masses are 3 to 6 cm long and 2 to 3 cm wide and resemble pieces of chamois leather.

The Problem

Gypsy moth caterpillars feed on the foliage of most trees and are among the most serious pests of deciduous species.

What You Can Do

Report any suspected sightings in Edmonton to 311 or email treebugs@edmonton.ca.

Gypsy Moth

Female gypsy moths and egg masses.