2019 was the first year we conducted the Asian Defoliator Survey.  This survey allowed us to target 5 Asian defoliator moth pests of concern to Kentucky's forests in terms of the ecology, the economic importance of the lumber industry, and the economic importance of tourism and the state parks system.  Kentucky's state parks and other forested parks provide ideal sites for this survey since they are spread across the state and each offer extensive forests with mixed deciduous and evergreen trees. 

                        

   Japanese Gypsy Moth female                                           Japanese Gypsy Moth male

2020

  • Number of Parks Surveyed:  20

  • Counties Surveyed:  Barren, Boone, Bullitt, Carroll, Carter, Edmonson, Floyd, Greenup, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Pendleton, Pulaski, Robertson, Spencer, Taylor, Whitley

  • Target Pests (Traps Set):  Casuarina Tussock Moth, Rosy Moth, Asian Gypsy Moth, Japanese Gypsy Moth, and Hokkaido Gypsy Moth

  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0

2019

  • Number of Parks Surveyed:  20

  • Counties Surveyed:  Barren, Boone, Carroll, Carter, Floyd, Greenup, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Pendleton, Pulaski, Robertson, Spencer, Taylor, Whitley

  • Target Pests (Traps Set):  Casuarina Tussock Moth, Rosy Moth, Asian Gypsy Moth, Japanese Gypsy Moth, and Hokkaido Gypsy Moth
  • Number of Target Moth Pests Captured:  0