Northern Nevada's Infestation of Non-Native Insect

By: Millie Warren Email
By: Millie Warren Email
The Nevada Division of Forestry is asking for the public

Photo courtesy of Jeff Knight, Nevada Dept. of Agriculture.

RENO, NV - The Nevada Division of Forestry is asking for the public's help in determining how widespread the White Satin Moth infestation is in northern Nevada.

According to the Nevada Division of Forestry, the White Satin Moth is non-native to the area and is capable of destroying aspen, cottonwoods and willows.

The insect appears all white except for its body, which looks like it has black bands which are one and a half inches wide at full wing span.

New larvae is described as being small, furry, brown and black caterpillars.

To report a sighting of the moth, contact Gail Durham at 775-849-2500 or through e-mail at gdurham@forestry.nv.gov.


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