Gypsy Moths: Identifying and Managing Gypsy Moth Caterpillars


Author(s) R. Chris Williamson, Andrea Diss.

The gypsy moth caterpillar has a distinctively bristly body, with five pairs of blue warts followed by six pairs of red warts. During an outbreak, these hungry invaders can strip a tree of leaves seemingly overnight. Learn what steps you can take to protect your trees (8 pages; 2002).

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