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Nun Moth - Lymantria monacha


nun moth - female - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Hosts include a wide range of broad-leaved trees such as oak (Quercus), maple (Acer), ash (Fraxinus), birch (Betula), apple (Malus), cherry (Prunus), other fruit trees, and conifers such as pine (Pinus), spruce (Picea), fir (Abies) and larch (Larix). The larvae are found mainly on oak in Britain. In continental Europe the nun moth causes more damage than any other forest defoliator.

This species does not occur in North America.

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