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The pine-tree lappet moth has caused severe defoliation of Scots pine trees on many occasions in Eastern Europe. An initial assessment of the potential impact of the moth in Britain is that it presents a significant threat to the pine forests of northeast Scotland – and further afield if allowed to spread. This Pest Alert provides information on the level of threat of the moth, status and controls and what to look for to identify it.

Publication type
Plant Health
Publication owner
Forestry Commission