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Siberian Moth

Scientific Name

Dendrolimus sibiricus Tschetverikov (EFSA et al. 2018)

Common Name

Siberian moth

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)


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

Siberian moth, adult
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Siberian moth, adult


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