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Nun Moth

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Nun moth, left-female, right-male
Scientific Name:

Lymantria monacha (Linnaeus) (CABI)

Common Name:
Nun moth
Photo:
Nun moth, left-female, right-male - Photo by Melody Keena; USDA, Forest Service
Native To:

Eurasia (Keena 2003)

Date of U.S. Introduction:

Not introduced

Means of Introduction:

Could invade the U.S. through commerce, particularly on containers, pallets, and ships (Keena 2003)

Impact:

Feeds on conifers. 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. (Keena 2003)

Current U.S. Distribution:
Not currently established

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Selected Resources

The section below contains selected highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. To view all related content for this species, click on "View all resources for species" in the top left of this page.

Partnership

Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

Federal Government

USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

International Government

Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Academic

Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.

See also: Forecasting Invasion Risks for more factsheets

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