Image Number: 2652072

Asian gypsy moth caterpillars. While very similar to regular gypsy moth in appearance-the Asian gypsy moth does have more variety of color along back-may be black,grey,or yellow; regular gypsy moth usually always gray; red and blue dot pattern same for both strains
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Lymantriidae
Subfamily: Orgyiinae
Tribe: Lymantriini
Genus: Lymantria
Subject: Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus)
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, December 28, 1995
Image last updated:
Wednesday, March 14, 2001