Interception: Oak processionary moth on Common oak

Read on for the latest pest and disease interception.

Oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionea) has been found on eight consignments of Quercus robur from the Netherlands.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) intercepted the plants at an unspecified "inland location" on 23, 24, 25 and 26 July where they were destroyed.

  •  If you suspect OPM, you should not attempt to destroy or move infected material yourself as the nests and caterpillars can pose some risks to human health. For more on how to identify OPM, visit https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/opm. 

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