processionary

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processionary

(prəˈsɛʃənərɪ)
adj
of, relating to, or moving in a procession
n
(Animals) a processionary moth
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Oak processionary moths (OPM), while in their larval stage at this time of the year, can cause itching skin rashes and eye irritations, sore throats, breathing difficulties and allergic reactions in people and animals.
Oak processionary moths (OPMs) have infested trees in many of the borough's parks and their caterpillars are covered in long hairs containing a toxic substance which can cause itchy rashes as well as eye and throat irritations if touched.
The biggest infestation of the Oak Processionary Moths (OPM), which are in their larval stage, were recorded in Greater London, stemming from Kingston upon Thames to Brent.
The Oak Processionary Moths, which can trigger allergic reactions in humans and wipe out entire forests, have been found breeding at the tourist attraction of Kew Gardens in London.
Nests of the poisonous Oak Processionary Moths have been found at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, West London.
The oak processionary moths - which are highly toxic in their caterpillar stage - also pose a hazard to pets and livestock.
Killer caterpillar It is with huge dismay that I have read about the infestation of oak processionary moths, caterpillar pictured, now threatening to kill off oak trees in the UK.