Integrated forest management of Hylobius abietis
Investigating the potential of Integrated Forest Management of Hylobius abietis to reduce chemical inputs
Pine-tree lappet moth
This project is exploring the threat to UK forestry posed by the Pine-tree lappet moth (Dendrolimus pini) and whether it is an introduced pest species or a previously undiscovered resident.
The threat to UK forestry posed by the Pine-tree lappet moth: life cycle, origin and future risk
Project determining the level of risk to Scots pine and other tree species posed by defoliating caterpillars of the pine-tree lappet moth.
- LWEC BIPESCO: Biological pest control of insect pests that threaten tree health
- LWEC PROTREE: Promoting resilience of UK tree species to novel pests and pathogens: ecological and evolutionary solutions
- Pine-tree lappet moth surveillance, monitoring, containment and control programme
FR Programme leader
- Hylobius alternative plant protection product trials
FR Programme leader
- EU LIFE+PISA: Innovative eco-friendly traps for the control of pine Lepidoptera in urban and recreational spaces
FR Project leader
- Integrated Forest Management of Hylobius abietis
GENOMIA: Development of a software platform for determining forest-scale Hylobius risk
FR Project leader
- Hylobius Management Support System (and access details)
FR Programme leader
Peer reviewed papers
Moore, R., Cottrell, J., A’Hara, S., and Ray, D. (2017). Pine-tree lappet moth (Dendrolimus pini) in Scotland: Discovery, timber movement controls and assessment of risk. Scottish Forestry, 71 (2), 34-43.
Wilson, E., Moore, R. 2016. High hopes for healthy forests. Chartered Forester Magazine. Winter 2016/2017.
Ray, D., Peace, A., Moore, R., Petr, M., Grieve, Y., Convery, C. and Ziesche, T. (2016). Improved prediction of the climate-driven outbreaks of Dendrolimus pini in Pinus sylvestris forests. Forestry 89 (2), 230-244.
Moore, R. (2009). Pine-tree lappet moth found in Scotland. In: FR News November, 2009 (PDF-1893K), 1-2.
Glare, T.R., Reay, S.D., Nelson, T.L., Moore, R., 2008. Beauveria caledonica is a naturally occurring pathogen of forest beetles. Mycol. Res. 112, 352–360.
Moore, R. (2007). Hylobius Management Support System: A decision support system to help foresters predict and reduce damage and costs due to large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis. Forest Research Leaflet.
Brixey, J.M., Moore, R., and Milner, A.D. (2006). Effect of entomopathogenic nematode (Steinernema carpocapsae Weiser) application technique on the efficacy and distribution of infection of immature stages of the large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis L.) in stumps of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis Carr.) created at different times. Forest Ecology and Management, 226, 161-172.
Evans, H.F., Moore, R., Heritage, S.G and Wainhouse, D. (2004). Developments in the integrated management of Hylobius abietis, a pest of restocking in conifer plantations. Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2002-03.
Moore, R., Brixey, J.M., and Milner, A.D. (2004). Effect of time of year on the development of immature stages of the large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis L.) in stumps of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis Carr.) and influence of felling date on their growth, density and distribution. Journal of Applied Entomology, 128, 167-176.
Moore, R. (2004). fcin061.pdf (PDF-34K). Forestry Commission Information Note Information Note 61.
Mason, W.L., Edwards, C., Hale, S.E., Ireland, D., Johnson, D., Kerr, G., Pommerening, A. and Moore, R. (2003). Continuous Cover Forestry. Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2002-03.
Brown, A., Willoughby, I, Clay, D.V., Moore, R. and Dixon, F. (2003). The use of dye markers as a potential method of reducing pesticide use. Forestry, 76, 371-384.
Moore, R. (2001). Emergence trap developed to capture adult large pine weevil Hylobius abietis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and its parasite Bracon hylobii (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 91, 109-115.
Wainhouse, D., Evans, H.F., Moore, R. Webber, J., Thorpe, K., and Staley, J. (2002). The Integrated Forest Management Programme. Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2000-01: 42-47.
Willoughby, I., Clay, D., Moore, R. (2001). The use of dye markers as a method of reducing herbicide use and potential environmental damage. Annals of Forest Science special issue.
Heritage, S., and Moore, R. (2000). The assessment of site characteristics as part of a management strategy to reduce damage by Hylobius (PDF-145K). Forestry Commission Information Note 38.
Moore, R., Heritage, S.G. and Brixey, J.M.(1998). Population dynamics, migration and control of the large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis). Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 1997-98: 70-74.
Moore, R.(1997). Public and private enemy no.1. A new approach to dealing with the large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis). Forestry and British Timber, 26 (4), 12-15, 1997.
Skrzecz, I. and Moore, R.(1997). The attractiveness of pine branches infected with selected wood colonising fungi to the Large Pine Weevil (Hylobius abietis). USDA Forest Service General Technical Report NE-236: 146-152, 1997.
Moore,R., Anderson, R.A., Ray, D., Walker, C., Pyatt, D.G., Evans, H.F., Carter, C.I., Straw, N.A., Wainhouse, D. and Winter, T.G.(1996). Soil biodiversity: a literature review. Scottish Natural Heritage Review No. 17.
Heritage,S.G., Moore,R., Brixey,J.B. and Henry,C.J. (1995). Possibilities for the use of biological agents against Hylobius abietis. Report on Forest Research 1995: 5-8.
Moore,R., Clarke,R.T. and Creer,S.(1993). An insect sorting device to be used in conjunction with insect suction samplers such as the D-Vac. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 83, 113-120.
Moore,R., Warrington,S. and Whittaker,J.B. (1991). Herbivory by insects on oak trees in pure stands compared with paired mixtures. Journal of Applied Ecology, 28, 290-304.
Moore,R., and Francis,B.J.(1991). Factors influencing herbivory by insects on oak trees in pure stands and paired mixtures. Journal of Applied Ecology, 28, 305-317.
Whittaker,J.B., Kristiansen,L.W., Mikkelsen,T.N. and Moore,R. (1989). Responses to ozone of insects feeding on a crop and a weed species. Environmental Pollution, 62, 89-101.
Moore,R. (1988). An experimental investigation of the levels of insect herbivory associated with trees in pure stands and paired mixtures. PhD Thesis, Lancaster University. 230pp.
Whittaker,J.B., Warrington,S., and Moore,R.(1987). Patterns of typhlocybine feeding on sycamore and oak in relation to that of other herbivores, with comments on induced defences. Proceedings of the 6th Auchenorrhyncha Meeting, Turin, 1987.
Annual reports produced for all programs/projects
Training and Knowledge exchange
Forest Health Days- annual speaker on forest insect pests at these events (2-3 per annum)
Tree Health Champions Training Days- annual speaker on forest insect pests at this event
Pine-tree lappet moth forest industry stakeholder meeting- annual scientific specialist speaker and advisor at these annual meetings
Scientific advisor and joint developer of training courses to learn how to use the Hylobius MSS software