ForWarn II

Satellite-Based Change Recognition and Tracking

Defoliation on the bayou


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Disturbance Type(s): Insects

Spring often brings defoliating insects to the forests of Louisiana. In this image from early May 2010, defoliations from forest tent caterpillars and baldcypress leafrollers create an erupting "measles-like" pattern. Note the subtle differences in severity outward from the centers of several of the blotches. The insets show the baldcypress leafroller (left: photo by Gerald Lenhard, LSU: 0014219) and the forest tent caterpillar (right; photo by Stephen Katovich, USFS; 1398248).