This section shows some examples of where gypsy moths laid egg masses during the summer of 2007. These examples were all in Burlington County, NJ. A new crop of gypsy moths were born when these eggs hatched the following spring, in 2008. See: 2008_crop.
The tree shown below is along Willow Grove Road on the grounds of the Shamong Township Municipal Buildings. Its leaves are all badly eaten. Gypsy moths have laid egg masses on the trunk and on the bottom of the trees branches.
Gypst moth egg masses
Tree on Shamong Municipal
The tree shown below is along Willow Grove Road on the grounds of the Lenape Regional High School Administrative Offices. Its leaves are mostly gone. Gypsy moths have laid egg masses all over the tree.
Tree on Lenape Regional
High School Administrative
During the spring and summer of 2007, many trees along a section McKendimen Road were almost completely defoliated. As shown in the photo below on the right numerous egg masses have been laid on the trunks of trees there.
The photos below show egg masses laid by gypsy moths on trees on two different properties on Dellett Dr. in Shamong, NJ. When these eggs start hatching the following year the trees will be in big trouble, as will other trees around them.
Tree and egg masses on
Many trees along Stokes Rd. in Medford Lakes, NJ are covered with egg masses laid by gypsy moths during the early summer of 2007. Two examples are shown in the photos below.
Tree on Stokes Road
This tree along Atsion Rd., down towards Atsion Lake, is just covered with gypsy moth egg masses. Many, many other trees along this section of Atsion Rd. are also covered with egg masses. The following year, when the caterpillars hatch, this section of the Wharton State Forest is in big trouble.
Egg masses on
Atsion Rd. tree
Gypsy moth eggs on tree
near post office
This trunk of the tree, shown on the right, is covered with gypsy moth egg masses.
Many other trees all along the road there are also covered with egg masses.
Note that each egg mass can produce between 500 to 700 or more caterpillers when they hatch in the following spring.