Gypsy moth, Porthetria dispar, the invasive pest of trees and shrubs was trapped for the first time in Oregon in the summer of 1979. The author discusses the moth's lifecycle, history in the US, efforts made to educate the public, and the plan for the following year.
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May-June 1981 Vol. 5, Issue 3 Pages 16-17
John Mellott Entomologist Oregon Department of Agriculture