Western Hemlock Looper and Phantom Hemlock Looper Outbreaks: September, 2020

Forests on the Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland are currently experiencing western hemlock looper (Lamdina fiscellaria lugubrosa) and phantom hemlock looper (Nepytia phantasmaria) outbreaks.  Both loopers are native defoliators.  During the summer the looper caterpillars defoliated a range of conifer hosts, and now the adults (moths) are flying and visible around many homes and green spaces.


Photo credit: Dave Holden, CFIA

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