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Identification & Biology
Trees Gypsy Moths Like
How Gypsy Moths Harm Trees
Where Gypsy Moths Are
Gypsy Moth Management
Slow The Spread (USFS and Indiana DNR)
For Homeowners
Impact on Homeowners
Harm to Trees
How Gypsy Moths Move
Your Tree’s Health
Clean Up Your Yard
Destroy Egg Masses
Control of Caterpillars
Insecticides for Caterpillars
Control of Pupae
Control of Adults
Gypsy Moth Activity Calendar
For Professionals
Quarantine Information
History of Gypsy Moths
Asian vs. European Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth Management for Homeowners

Control of pupae

Gypsy moth pupa.

The pupal stage of gypsy moth encompasses the time when a caterpillar transitions into an adult.  Gypsy moths are only in the pupal stage for a short period in mid-summer so timing is critical. Gypsy moth pupae are tear-drop shaped, about 1 to 2 inches long, and covered with a hard brown shell.  Like egg masses, pupae may be removed from trees and destroyed.

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