Erebidae Lymantriinae Lymantriini Lymantria atlantica Lymantria monacha
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gypsy Moth
Disparate, Spongieuse

Genus: Lymantria Hübner, [1819]   Original genus: Phalaena Linnaeus, 1758

Adult:
L. dispar (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Manziana (Roma), Italy, July 1989
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. dispar (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Manziana (Roma), Italy, July 1989
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. dispar (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female laying eggs), Bosco di Foglino (Roma), Italy, July 1987
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. dispar (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adults (mating), Bosco di Foglino (Roma), Italy, July 1987
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
L. dispar (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Manziana (Roma), Italy, June 1989
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. dispar (© Pietro Salomone)
Larva, Monte Siserno, Ceccano (Frosinone), Italy, June 19, 2005
(Photo by Pietro Salomone)
L. dispar (© Boguslaw Zajac)
Larva, Wegrzce. Cracow, Poland, June 22, 2005
(Photo by Boguslaw Zajac, galeria Bogusla Zajaca)
L. dispar (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larvae (first instar), Bosco di Foglino (Roma), Italy, May 1988
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
L. dispar (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Manziana (Roma), Italy, July 1988
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
L. dispar (© Philippe Mothiron)
Eggs, Portovecchio (Corse), France, July 7, 2002. On Quercus suber
(Photo by Philippe Mothiron, Les Carnets du Lépidoptériste Français)

Foodplants:
Very wide variety of trees and low plants

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