Lymantria dispar

930141.00 — 8318 — Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758) — Gypsy Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:

Polyphagous (woody plants)

Sex Differences

Female winged but flightless; easily distinguished from male by much lighter color and filiform antennae.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 22.2: p. 90; pl. 1.9-12. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 49.9m, 49.10f; p. 274. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths