Spongy moths are an invasive species that wreak havoc on our tree canopy each year, so we are excited that we are able to bring together our community to help keep them under control through collecting their egg sacs. This project is currently ACTIVE. We will be opening it back up in the fall. Whether you are a family, community or school group we have the resources you need to care for our urban canopy and remove the egg sacs before they have a chance to hatch.
Request your free removal kit here.
If you remove any sacs, please fill out this form, and we will add it to our total.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for locations to remove eggsacs if you do not have a location in mind.
You may have seen us refer to these insects as LDD moths in the past, this is an abbreviation for the insects’ scientific name, Lymantria dispar dispar, and this was the only name used to refer to them for the period of time between June 2021 and March 2022. The Entomological Society of America (ESA), the group in charge of determining common names for insects, decided to remove the previous common name in June of 2021 as part of their Better Names Project because it included a derogatory term for the Romani people. The new name “Spongy Moth” was officially announced on March 2nd, read all about the decision here.