The caterpillars of the Gypsy moth are currently in some German regions, a pest in the view of experts about the climate change.
“need The insects to heat, light and sun, then the multiplication works out better,” said the insect researchers Ronald Bellstedt from the Thuringian town of Gotha. “As with the weather extremes climate change is getting bigger and bigger.”
The Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) is a warmth-loving moth, whose caterpillars eat, preferably oak leaves. The caterpillars are for the people while bothersome, but usually not hazardous to health. Currently, hundreds of thousands of these caterpillars in Parts of Thuringia, Saxony and Bavaria oak trees and other plants glabrous to eat part. Other States have no such drastic infestation, report but also rising Numbers such as Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate.
the caterpillars pupate as soon As that was done the Problem once, stresses, Konrad, nick Schick, professional head of service environment in Gera in East Thuringia. There sponge spinner color a caterpillar is just a whole District of in the dark. Bellstedt, according to healthy oaks to develop engines in the so-called currants, a second leaf shoots at the end of June, new Leaves. The caterpillars pupate, usually no later than the beginning of July.
Since the hot and dry year 2015, the population increases in density of Gypsy moth, the Bavarian state Institute of forestry (LWF). A cross-country spread in Europe there was, therefore, between 1992 and 1995.