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The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, is one of North America's most devastating invasive forest pests. The species originally evolved in Europe and Asia and has existed there for thousands of years. In the late 1860s, the European gypsy moth was accidentally introduced near Boston, MA by an amateur entomologist. Since then, gypsy moths have spread throughout the Northeast and into parts of the upper Midwest and Great Lakes states including Indiana.
The gypsy moth is known to feed on the foliage of hundreds of species of trees and shrubs in North America but prefers oak trees. When gypsy moth populations reach high levels, trees may be completely defoliated by feeding caterpillars. Several successive years of defoliation, along with contributions by other stress factors, often results in tree death. Gypsy moth can be an expensive, messy problem for homeowners and, when out of control, can cause extensive damage to U.S. forests.
Indiana citizens can help combat this pest by understanding the gypsy moth problem and learning about its management. Please use this website as a source of reliable, current information.
May 2011 Btk Treatment Maps
June 2011 Mating Disruption Treatment Maps
Mating Disruption Information
Q & A's about Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (Btk) Commonly Asked Questions About Btk (Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki)
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We enjoy talking about gypsy moth and would like to answer your questions and hear your comments. The comment period on these proposed treatments begins Tuesday, January 25, 2011, and ends Friday, February 25, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. (EST).
For more information on gypsy moth treatments contact the Purdue Entomology Gypsy Moth Education Program at (765) 494-0822
|Grant||Upland||MD||1/25/2011||6:30 pm (Eastern)||Ivy Tech Conference Center [map]||261 South Commerce Drive, Marion|
|Marshall, Starke, St. Joseph||Plymouth, Koontz Lake, and Tamarack Road||MD||1/26/2011||3:00 & 6:00 pm (Eastern)||Plymouth Public Library [map]||201 North Center Street, Plymouth|
|Marshall, Starke, St. Joseph||Walkerton, Koontz Lake, and Tamarack Road||MD||1/27/2011||6:00 pm (Eastern)||Walkerton Community Building [map]||813 Ohio Street, Walkerton|
|Allen||Bremer Road 11, Kroemer Road 11, Hadley Road 11, and Lindenwood 11||BTK||1/31/2011||3:00 & 6:00 pm (Eastern)||University of St. Francis, Former Abundant Life Tabernacle [map]||2702 Spring Street, Ft. Wayne|
|Porter||350 East, 350 East Btk Core||BTK||2/8/2011||6:00 pm (Central)||Porter County Library [map]||103 Jefferson Street, Valparaiso|
|Adams||Wren||MD||2/12/2011||2:00 pm (Eastern)||Adams County Public Library [map]||128 South 3rd. Street, Decatur|
|LaPorte, Stark||Bigler Road||MD||2/16/2011||6:30 pm (Central)||Lacrosse Public Library [map]||14 East Main Street, Lacrosse|
|Miami, Wabash||Mississinewa North, Mississinewa South||MD||2/9/2011||6:00 pm (Eastern)||Miami State Recreation Area [map]||4673 South 625 East, Peru|
|Lake||Springrose Heath||BTK||2/9/2011||6:00 pm (Central)||Lake County Extension Office||880 East 99th. Court, Crown Point|
|Lake||Highland||BTK||2/10/2011||6:00 pm (Central)||Lake County Public Library [map]||2841 Jewett Avenue, Highland|