Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth
The gypsy moth is found in every county in Michigan's Lower Peninsula and in certain areas of the Upper Peninsula. When feeding, the gypsy moth caterpillar can leave trees stripped of foliage.

Caterpillars eat leaves of several hardwood trees including oak, birch, basswood, apple and aspen. Unhealthy trees are weakened when defoliated, making them susceptible to other insects and disease problems that can kill them.