EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/71

Occurrence of Malacosoma disstria in Pennsylvania (US)

In 1994, severe defoliation caused by Malacosoma disstria (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) and other native insects was observed on Acer saccharum in northern and south-central Pennsylvania (US). Subsequent refoliation of trees in affected stands was extremely poor and the presence of a fungi, Discula campestris was noted. Affected stands then showed extensive crown dieback and potential for significant tree mortality for 1995.


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