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.”

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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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