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.
Touching the larvae of the Oak Processionary Moths
can also cause anaphylaxis and severe rashes.
A citywide survey of the pine processionary moth
Thaumetopoeapityocampa spatial distribution in Orleans (France).
BKASSINE, Lebanon: The pine processionary moth
invaded Lebanon's largest and most striking pine tree reservation, threatening its well-being and possibly its very existence.
Netherer et al., "Expansion of geographic range in the pine processionary moth
caused by increased winter temperatures, " Ecological Applications, vol.
"Acute Oak Decline and Oak Processionary Moth
are just two of the pests and diseases currently affecting Britain's most iconic tree," said Mr Paterson.
Un o'r rhai sy'n effeithio coed ydi ymdeithiwr y derw (Thaumetopoea processionea; Oak processionary moth
BVC of Gosport has been helping to combat the serious health hazard caused by the caterpillars of the Oak Processionary moth
. The caterpillars are covered with thousands of tiny hairs which are extremely toxic causing severe skin rashes and possible breathing problems.
Experts are concerned that the oak processionary moth
could take hold in Richmond Park, which is home to 40,000 oak trees over 2,500 acres.
The pine processionary moth
, or Thaumetopoea pityocampa, is one of the most destructive pine pests in the Mediterranean region, according to Forestry officials.
Nests built by the Oak Processionary Moth
, which can set off severe allergic reactions and irritate the lungs, eyes and skin, have been found at the Royal Botanical Gardens.