Michigan's infestation of gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, extends over 600,000 acres, First discovered in Michigan in the 19505, gypsy moth was reportedly eradicated through the use of DDT then reintroduced in the 1970s, Substantial circumstantial biological evidence, however, points to the probability that gypsy moth has resided continuously in Michigan for over 30 years, Environmental factors may be largely responsible for containing Michigan's gypsy moth popUlations,
Dreistadt, Steve H.
"An Assessment of Gypsy Moth Eradication Attempts in Michigan (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 16
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol16/iss4/8