Lymantria monacha?

Jaakko B Kullberg jkullber at
Sun Jul 19 06:30:27 EDT 1998

Matti Jantunen <jantsa at> wrote:
: If someone can tell me more news from Lymantria monacha's situation today in America, please
: do so.
: (I'am pretty sure that it is a only spiece which people have wanted to exterminate from America).

: Matti :(
Hi there,
are you sure about the latin name. Probably you mean L. dispar which is
one of the worst pests of N.A.? I am not sure, but probably monacha is
not occurring in Nearctic even as an import species?

L.dispar is Lehtinunna in Finnish.

Jaakko Kullberg, M. Sc. (Biology)
Collection Manager
Finnish Museum of Natural History
Division of Entomology, P.O.Box 17
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Phone: 358-9-191 7425
FAX:   358-9-191 7443
e-mail jaakko.kullberg at

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