Description: The Gypsy moth is species of lepidopteran with a 35-65 mm span that causes damage to holm oak, cork oak, although it can affect other species.
Number of annual generations: normally, one generation a year.
Damage: the damage is caused by the larvae when feeding. First, they feed on the buds, then on the leaves. In times of high population, they can totally defoliate a tree, affecting its growth and the consequent production of fruit.