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930141.008318Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758) – Gypsy Moth

Stephen Cresswell
Distribution: Suggested by Heppner as a species straying into, but not breeding in, Florida.
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Synonymy: Phalaena dispar Linnaeus, 1758
Lymantria andalusiaca Reinig, 1938
Lymantria asiatica Vnukowskij, 1926
Lymantria bocharae Goldschmidt, 1940
Lymantria chosensis Goldschmidt, 1940
Ocneria erebus Mieg, 1886
Lymantria hokkaidoensis Goldschmidt, 1940
Lymantria kolthoffi Bryk, [1948]
Lymantria koreibia Bryk, [1948]
Lymantria mediterraneae Goldschmidt, 1940
Lymantria praeterea Kardakoff, 1928
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 22.2: p. 90; pl. 1.9-12. order
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 49.9m, 49.10f; p. 274. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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