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Gypsy Moth Caterpillar (Lymantria dispar) The stuff of nightmares. These fuzzy beasts decimated the forest last summer. Hopefully spring rains will activate the fungus that kills them this year.<br />
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Habitat: Mixed forest Geotagged,Gypsy moth,Lymantria dispar,Spring,United States,caterpillar,larva,lymantria Click/tap to enlarge

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar (Lymantria dispar)

The stuff of nightmares. These fuzzy beasts decimated the forest last summer. Hopefully spring rains will activate the fungus that kills them this year.

Habitat: Mixed forest

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  1. Nailed it Posted 6 months ago
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Lymantria dispar, the gypsy moth, are moths in the family Erebidae. Lymantria dispar covers many subspecies, subspecies identification such as L. d. dispar or L. d. japonica leaves no ambiguity in identification. Lymantria dispar subspecies have a range which covers in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and South America.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jan 19, 2022. Captured May 21, 2021 10:31 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm