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Siberian Moth

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Siberian moth, adult
Scientific Name:

Dendrolimus sibiricus Tschetverikov (APHIS 2011)

Common Name:
Siberian moth
Photo:
Siberian moth, adult - Photo by Natalia Kirichenko
Native To:

Russia (McBride 2000)

Date of U.S. Introduction:

Not introduced

Means of Introduction:

Associated with the trade of coniferous plants (Kirichenko et al. 2008)

Impact:

Could damage conifer forests. Its potential for defoliation has to be considered at least comparable to that of the gypsy moth in deciduous forests, but its environmental impact would likely be much more severe. The biology of the Siberian moth is unusual and complex, and it has been difficult to control in its native habitat. There are no known introductions of the Siberian moth to North America. (McBride 2000)

Current U.S. Distribution:
Not currently established

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Federal Government

USDA. FS. Northeastern Forest Experiment Station.

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