PHC Pest Review

Threat: Oak Processionary Moth

Oak Processionary Moth larvae on Oak - Image courtesy of Forest Research

Key Priorities and Recommendations

  • Increase the knowledge base with regards to the potential survivability and spread of OPM in Scotland.

  • Maintain strict controls over the movement of oak plants into Scotland from areas with OPM.

  • Pro-actively investigate the suitability of natural enemies of OPM for deployment, should establishment occur.