Invasive Box Tree Moth detected in Connecticut says state’s agricultural experiment station


(WTNH) — The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has detected the invasive Box Tree Moth in our state.

The invasive species was found at one retail nursery in the state on boxwood imported from Ontario, Canada.

The Box Tree Moth is native to east Asia and has become a serious pest in Europe.

If you have bought a box-wood plant within the last few months, inspect it for signs of the moth; that includes green-black silk threads on the plant.

If you spot any signs, please contact the agricultural experiment station and send them a photo.

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