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Gypsy Moth
Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Erebidae »  genus Lymantria

Scientific synonyms

Phalaena dispar Linnaeus, 1758 o

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Calosoma sycophanta (Linnaeus, 1758) - Forest Caterpillar Hunter

parasite: Pimpla rufipes (Miller, 1759) - Black Slip Wasp, Lymantrichneumon disparis (Poda, 1761), Ichneumon sarcitorius Linnaeus, 1758

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Lymantria dispar dispar (Linnaeus, 1758)
subspecies Lymantria dispar hokkaidoensis Goldschmidt, 1940
subspecies Lymantria dispar japonica (Motschulsky, 1860)
subspecies Lymantria dispar obscura Goldschmidt, 1940
subspecies Lymantria dispar postalba Inoue, 1956
subspecies Lymantria dispar tsushimensis Inoue, 1956

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Explanations

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