Gypsy Moth Defoliation in Virginia - 2004

As expected, the gypsy moth left us pretty much alone this year. No suppression was necessary, no defoliation met the aerial mapping threshold and no high-density populations have been located that might cause problems next spring. This was particularly helpful in that so few days had suitable weather for conducting aerial surveys. Let’s hope that next spring will be favorable for the fungus disease that has kept the gypsy moth at bay.