Taxonomy

Lymantria dispar | Gypsy Moth

Distribution

Status

First reported in the wild

2004

Invasiveness

Invasive species - risk of High Impact

Irish status

Present in the wild

Invasive score

21

Species Biology

Pathway and vector description

Natural dispersal from native range => Not invasive?

Broad environment

Terrestrial

Species group

Invertebrate

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Occasionally present - Rare/Localised. 1 record from 2004 in Co Wicklow, the distribution and abundance of this species in Ireland is unknown at present.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the SSC- Species Survival Commission of the IUCN -International Union for Conservation of Nature list it as one of their 100 Worst Invaders.