What We Know About Box Tree Moth

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. November 01 2018

While recent reports of a new (to North America) insect pest of boxwood in the Toronto area have not yet been confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) or USDA APHIS, many in the nursery and landscape industries are rightfully concerned and asking questions.

In case you missed it, a homeowner reported seeing an unusual moth on her neighbor’s boxwood hedge in Ontario, Canada in late August and snapped a picture of it. An entomologist later identified it as box tree moth, a newer pest spread throughout the EU. Since then, two other homeowners in Ontario foun...

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