Exotic Pest Reporting
Hannes Lemme, , Bugwood.org
Winter moth (Operophtera brumata) is an insect pest. It was first detected in Oregon in 1984.
Tiny young larvae feed in buds and damage young leaves. Fruit trees and bushes such as apple, blueberry, cherry, and crabapple are attractive hosts. Adults emerge in December and fly in the early evening hours.
01/15/2020 - The surprising tale of our winter moths
09/10/2018 - Fall is time to control a spring pest
09/06/2018 - Reintroduced Natural Enemies Take Fight to Pests
11/03/2017 - Cape officials warn of damage-causing moth
07/31/2017 - Taking serious note of environmental change