Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 13, 2018

Non-native Moths Impacting Lake Tahoe Aspen Foliage

YubaNet posted a news article from the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources that reported

Aspen trees have been defoliated due to an influx of invasive white satin moths (Leucoma salicis). The white satin moth is a non-native defoliator of aspen, cottonwoods, willows and other deciduous species. Continued defoliation can threaten aspen stands, which provide important habitat for a variety of native species.

Read full article at  Non-native satin moths impacting aspen foliage in Lake Tahoe | YubaNet

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