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Gypsy Moths and Tangled Webs

July 07, 2016 Posted by: Christopher Green

Gypsy moth outbreaks have occurred regularly in the United States since they were accidentally introduced in the 1860's. The last great outbreak was in 1981. Thought to be held in check by a fungal pathogen since then, warm and dry spring and summer seasons in 2015 and 2016 have limited the growth of the fungus and gypsy moths are once again munching away in epic numbers.

 

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