The browntail moth, Euproctis chrysorrhoea (L.), overwinters as larvae (caterpillars) in colonies that are enclosed within webbed nests of white silk tightly woven around a leaf in trees or shrubs. The webs are often confused with silken structures formed by other less serious species of moths.
Where do Browntail moths lay eggs?
After emerging, the females lay eggs in masses on the underside of leaves and cover the eggs with brown hairs from their bodies. Each female lays 200 to 400 eggs. The eggs hatch during August or early in September and the young larvae feed for a short time on the leaves before building their winter webs.
What trees do brown tail moths nest in?
Browntail moth caterpillars feed on a wide range of broadleaved trees and shrubs. Preferred trees include oak, apple, crabapple, pear, birch, cherry as well as other hardwoods.
How long does gypsy moth season last?
Gypsy moth life stage and control optionsTimingLife stageMid-April to mid-MayEarly stage caterpillarMid-May to JuneLate stage caterpillarJune to mid-JulyPupaeJuly to AugustAdult moth1 more row•Jul 7, 2014
How do you treat a moth infestation?
How to deal with a moth infestation in your homeStep 1: dispose of infested clothing. Step 2: wash or freeze infested clothing. Step 3: vacuum your wardrobe or drawers. Step 4: deploy moth proofer spray. Step 5: use insecticide. Step 6: take preventative measures. Step 7: be vigilant.Mar 30, 2017