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Record Number of Spongy Moths (Lymantria dispar) Found During MDA Annual Detection Survey

St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced its spongy moth (L. dispar; formally gypsy moth) monitoring program caught 101,763 male moths in 2022, far surpassing the previous state record high of 71,258 moths caught in 2013. Nearly 70% of the moths collected were in traps in Minnesota‚Äôs spongy moth quarantine area of Lake and Cook counties, these counties have been…
Source: Red Lake Nation News

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