New name for Asian Gypsy Moth

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced that the common name for AGM (formerly known as Asian gypsy moth and comprising Lymantria dispar asiatica, L. d. japonica,L. albescens, L. postalba and L. umbrosa) has been changed to “flighted spongy moth complex” or FSMC. This name change will be consistent among all countries that regulate or are regulated for this group of organisms as part of a vessel inspection and certification program.  Updates to web material to reflect the new common name will follow in the coming months. The name change has no bearing on program requirements or regulations.

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