Japanese Gypsy Moth

This female gypsy moth (maimaiga) had not long emerged from its pupa, and was sitting in a conifer tree. I’m not sure about the situation in Japan, but in the United States, the gypsy moth is a very serious pest of hardwood trees.

Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae
Japanese Gypsy Moth = maimaiga = Lymantria dispar japonica

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female (80-90mm) male (45-50mm)

Wikipedia article about the Gypsy Moth
Japanese Moths

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