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Genus Lymantria

Gypsy Moth - Lymantria dispar - male egg laying - Lymantria dispar - female early instar Gypsy Moth? - Lymantria dispar Gypsy Moth - Lymantria dispar Gypsy Moth caterpillar - Lymantria dispar pretty and destructive - Lymantria dispar Pennsylvania Caterpillar - Lymantria dispar Lymantria Dispar Dispar? - Lymantria dispar
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Lymantriinae (Tussock Moths)
Tribe Lymantriini
Genus Lymantria
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lymantria Hübner [1819]
This genus has only one species in North America, the introduced species Lymantria dispar, or Gypsy Moth. (There are a number of species in Eurasia--see, for example, Wikipedia--Lymantria.)
Males typically have a wingspan of 38 mm, while for females the wingspan is somewhat larger.
Print References
Schintlmeister, A. 2004. The Taxonomy of the Lymantria Hübner [1819] (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Quadrifina 7: 1-248 (1)
Works Cited
1. The Taxonomy of the Lymantria Hübner [1819] (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae).
Alexander Schintlmeister. 2004. Quadrifina 7: 1-248.