Lymantria monacha (Linnaeus) (CABI)
Eurasia (Keena 2003)
Could invade the U.S. through commerce, particularly on containers, pallets, and ships (Keena 2003)
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)
Not currently established
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Lymantria monacha. CAB International. [Accessed Aug 10, 2023].
Keena M.A. 2003. Survival and development of Lymantria monacha (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) on North American and introduced Eurasian tree species. Journal of Economic Entomology 96(1):43-52.