Pest & Disease Alert - Clearwing moth found on Poplar

Fera has detected an outbreak of Lepidoptera Sesiidae (clearwing moth) in Worcestershire.

The moth infestation was discovered among Populus (poplar) plantings in March.

The governmental Food & Environmment Research Agency (Fera) is concerned to publicise the outbreak as moth populations can rapidly spiral out of control and become difficult to control.

Damage to commercial poplars caused by clearwing moth can include girdling of saplings and burrows in limbs and trunks of trees.

For a copy of Fera's weekly Pest & Disease report click on the attachment below.

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