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]

back to list

Cydia splendana Hübner, 1799

Acorn moth (Cydia splendana  Hübner, 1799)
Acorn moth / Gwyfyn Mes

Type of trees: OAK (QUERCUS)
Damage rating: Damage level 4

Further information: http://www.plantwise.org


Biological Centre Maps: http://data.nbn.org.uk/interactive
Using nature's weapons to battle current and future threats

Website design: mach2media and Technoleg Taliesin Cyf.