Keeping woodlands in Wales and Ireland healthy

Most damaging Forest insects


The following table is based on information in "Forestry Commission Handbook 1, Forest Insects: - a guide to insects feeding on trees in Britain" by D Bevan, published by HMSO 1987

It is restricted to those insects with a damage rating of 4 (XXXX) [Severe. Causing severe loss of crop increment, death of individual trees, severe degrade of produce, of young stock or of amenity value.] and 5 (XXXXX) [Very severe. Causing death of crop]

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Euproctis chrysorrhoea Linnaeus, 1758

Browntail moth (Euproctis chrysorrhoea  Linnaeus,  1758)
Browntail moth / Gwyfyn Cynffon llwyd

Type of trees: BROADLEAVES (GENERAL)
Damage rating: Damage level 4

Further information: Bacillus thuringiensis available under the product name Dipel. http://www.bartlett.com/resources


Biological Centre Maps: http://www.mothscount.org/maps/94
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