Image Number: 2652085

comparison of pinned specimen- adult Asian female (left) and adult female gypsy (right)-note large wings on Asian gyspy moth allow for flight-European female cannot fly. Asian gypsy moth bigger risk because of increased ability to spread after introduction.
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United States


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