Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lymantria dispar

Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)

gypsy moth

on woody plants

Lymantria dispar larvae

Quercus robur, Hungary, Kimle, 18.v.2019 © László Érsek: young larvae; note the size difference

Lymantria dispar larva

larva

Lymantria dispar larvae

22.vi, same tree

Lymantria dispar larvae

canopy

Lymantria dispar larva

mature larva

Lymantria dispar larva

head, frontal

Lymantria dispar larva

two pinacula

Lymantria dispar larva

larva ventral

Lymantria dispar larva

prolegs

Lymantria dispar lpupae

pupae in their ‘cocoon’

Lymantria dispar lpupae

two pupae

Lymantria dispar lpupae

pupa, ventral

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

broadly polyphagous

Alnus glutinosa; Arbutus andrachne, unedo; Carpinus; Cistus creticus; Cotinus coggygria; Crataegus monogyna; Fraxinus ornus; Malus domestica; Ostrya carpinifolia; Phillyrea latifolia; Pinus halepensis, radiata; Pistacia lentiscus; Populus alba; Prunus; Pyrus spinosa; Quercus coccifera, ikex, pubescens, robur; Rhamnus alaternus; Rubus hirtus; Salix caprea; Tilia tomentosa; Ulmus glabra, minor subsp. canescens; Viburnum opulus; Wisteria.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Ebert (ed., 1994a), Heuser & Jöst (1948a), Koren, Vukotić & Črne (2015a) , Lepiforum (2021), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 13.viii.2021