Toxic oak moth threatens UK trees after failure to control its spread

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Environment 12 October 2021

By Gary Hartley

The Oak Processionary (Thaumetopoea processionea) caterpillars

The Oak Processionary (Thaumetopoea processionea) caterpillars connected the determination connected a histrion successful outpouring successful the Netherlands

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The oak processionary moth (OPM), an invasive taxon successful bluish Europe with caterpillars that are toxic to humans and different animals, expanded its scope astatine an accrued velocity successful the years pursuing its accomplishment successful the UK, contempt authorities efforts to incorporate it.

Yevhen Suprunenko astatine the University of Cambridge and his colleagues looked astatine information connected larval nests of the OPM (Thaumetopoea processionea) crossed south-east England to exemplary a 13-year displacement successful …

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