Giant Asian bug poses threat to U.S. (no, not that bug)

Published May 11, 2020

Giant killer hor­nets are so last week. This week we have to wor­ry about Giant Asian gyp­sy moth cater­pil­lars.

The moths can fly far­ther, and the cater­pil­lars can eat more, so Washington State already has itself an emer­gency proclamation.

“We see European gyp­sy moths every year, but these Asian moths are more dan­ger­ous because they can fly up to 20 miles and their cater­pil­lars can eat a broad­er range of host plants.”

Artist’s con­cep­tion

Said the gov: “This immi­nent dan­ger of infes­ta­tion seri­ous­ly endan­gers the agri­cul­tur­al and hor­ti­cul­tur­al indus­tries of the state of Washington and seri­ous­ly threat­ens the eco­nom­ic well-being and qual­i­ty of life of state residents.

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