the Gypsy Moth, September 2000

(2000) the Gypsy Moth, September 2000. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

The Gypsy moth is a serious pest of trees ans shrubs. It damages the plants when the caterpillar stage eats the leaves. When there are many caterpillars, They defoliate entire trees, which can weaken and sometimes kill the trees. The gypsy moth is a notorious hitchhiker; it has been brought into Iowa on recreations vehicles and nursery stock. Learning the recognize the gypsy moth is an important part of preventing infestations and severe damage to Iowa's forests, woodlands, and urban landscapes.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Trees, DNR, Iowa, Gypsy Moth, Insect
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Types of environments
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Types of environments > Forests
Natural resources and environment > Environmental assessments
ID Code: 17409
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2014 15:34
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 15:34
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17409