Canadian Forest Service Publications

Where do you come from, little gypsy moth? 2018. Cusson, M.; Picq, S. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, QC. Branching Out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 117. 2 p.

Year: 2018

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 39102

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

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With the increase in international trade and climate change, invasive exotic species represent a growing threat to Canadian forests. These species can cause irreversible damage to the environment and economic losses totalling several hundreds of millions of dollars. The Asian gypsy moth is an excellent example of such invasive exotic species which, should it become established in Canada, could cause major damage to Canadian forests. Researchers with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) are developing tools to determine the geographic origin of the gypsy moths intercepted in Canadian ports.

Also available under the title:
D'où viens-tu petite spongieuse? L’Éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No 117. (French)