Identifying Moth Larvae

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A reader wrote to us a while ago about some small white larvae with black heads or what many will inevitably, but incorrectly, refer to as small white worms with black heads that he has been finding..The brown-moth Euproctis chrysorrhoea is a moth of the family Erebidae.It is native to Europe, neighboring countries in Asia, and the north coast of Africa. Descriptions of outbreaks, i.e., large population increases of several years duration, have been reported as far back as the 1500s. The life cycle of the moth is atypical, in that it spends approximately nine months August to April .Lymantria dispar dispar, commonly known as the gypsy moth, European gypsy moth, or North American gypsy moth, is a moth in the family Erebidae that is of Eurasian origin. It has a range which covers Europe, Africa, and North America. Carl Linnaeus first described the species Lymantria dispar in 1758. The subject of cl.ification has changed throughout the years, resulting in confusion .Mediterranean Meal Moths. The Mediterranean Flour Moth is somewhat larger than the Indian Meal Moth Development and damage are similar to the Indian meal moth, except the larvae live and feed in small silkens they spin..

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