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Authored by: Eric Day, Insect ID Lab Manager, and Scott Salom, Professor, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech Lori Chamberlin and Katlin DeWitt, Virginia Department of Forestry

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The fall cankerworm, Alsophila pometaria (Geometridae: Lepidoptera), is a generalist feeder on all broadleaf trees. In Virginia, dense populations are most often found on species of oak along dry ridge tops as well as in urban areas.

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Publication Date

February 5, 2021