Gypsy Moth? Still Making Headlines
Dailey O'Brien, Dawn
The purpose of this article was to alert readers to predictions of high gypsy moth populations in parts of the Northeast in 2016 and to watch for Asian gypsy moths. Two natural controls of gypsy moths - the gypsy moth nuclear polyhedrosis virus (NPV) and in the last several decades by the fungus Entomophaga maimaiga - are covered. Other less prominent biological controls include are mentioned as well.
Cornell University Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
defoliation; conifer; nuclear polyhedrosis virus; NPV; Entomophaga maimaiga; fungal pathogen
Previously Published As
Excerpted from Branching Out IPM Newsletter (2016), Vol. 23 No. 4