Gypsy Moths Return to Cape Cod for Third Consecutive Year and Defoliate Trees

Jun 1, 2017

Oak trees damaged by gypsy moth caterpillars at Dennis Pond in Yarmouth.
Credit Kathryn Eident / WCAI-FM

Trees are in full bloom across the region.  But if you take a closer look—especially at oak trees—you'll see little holes eaten through many of the leaves.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with county entomologist Larry Dapsis about the return of the gypsy moth and how bad the defoliation might be this year.