Landsat Monitors Gypsy Moth Damage

Satellite image depicting defoliation by the gypsy moth caterpillar.

Detailed Description

Massive defoliation caused by a severe outbreak of the European gypsy moth caterpillar during the spring and summer of 2016 across southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic was easily captured by the Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager sensor from 438 miles in space.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 41.766900000000 / -71.492500000000

Location Taken: US