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What is it?

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.

What's the problem?

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

What can I do?

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

Gypsy Moth

Female gypsy moths and egg masses.

For More Information

Pest Management

12304 107 Street NW
Edmonton AB  T5G 2S7

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-496-4978
Email treebugs@edmonton.ca

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