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)
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UN. Food and Agriculture Organization.
See also: Global Review of Forest Pests and Diseases for more fact sheets
Plant Health Australia.
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Lymantria monacha. CAB International. [Accessed Mar 5, 2015].
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.