GYPSY MOTH INFORMATION - Identifying and destroying egg masses


Gypsy moth caterpillars feed on the leaves of more than 300 species of trees, but they especially like Oak, Basswood, Aspen, Apple, Crabapple, and Willow trees.   The presence of the caterpillars and the defoliation of trees can be quite distressing to both you and the tree.

There are several steps that you as a property owner can take to combat an infestation.

Use this chart to identify the Gypsy Moth caterpillar.
Catepillar comparison chart
The following brochures contain information that can be very useful for both prevention and combating an infestation:

These brochures are published by Michigan State University Extension.  For more information, visit

Please watch this website for updates.

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