processionary moth


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processionary moth

n
(Animals) a moth of the family Thaumetopoeidae, esp the oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionea), the larvae of which leave the communal shelter nightly for food in a V-shaped procession
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Contract notice: Oak processionary moth control service
Only last month it was revealed that more than 50 oaks would have to be felled in Elmdon Park and Rowood Drive amid concerns about the presence of the oak processionary moth - a particularly infamous pest.
Acute oak decline and the oak processionary moth have started to attack our magnificent oak trees.
Large numbers of oak processionary moth larvae, left, have already been found in the south east.
Genetic differentiation in the Winter Pine Processionary Moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa-wilkinsoni complex), Inferred by AFLP and Mitochondrial DNA Markers.
A diversity of four parasitoids in control populations of the pine processionary moth was identified: Baryscapusservadeii, Ooencyrtuspityocampae and Trichogrammaembryophagum encountered in three cedar forests (Chrea, Chelia and Theniet El-Had).
Summary: The pine processionary moth invaded Lebanon's largest and most striking pine tree reservation, threatening its well-being and possibly its very existence.
Looking Beyond the Large Scale Effects of Global Change: Local Phenologies Can Result in Critical Heterogeneity in the Pine Processionary Moth. Front Physiol.