Box Tree Moth

USDA APHIS Releases New Box Tree Moth Quarantine and Compliance Information

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released a Federal Order yesterday providing new information on the expansion of quarantines for the Box Tree Moth (BTM) (Cydalima perspectalis, family Crambidae). The Order also noted that conditions for interstate movement of regulated articles have been established.
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Joe Boggs
Amy Stone

Box Tree Moth (BTM) Update #1

Box tree moth (BTM) caterpillars in southwest Ohio have awakened from their winter slumber meaning Ohio’s BTM hunting season is now open. There is no bag limit. This means it's time to take a close look at boxwoods to find, report, and manage BTM.
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Joe Boggs
Amy Stone

Box Tree Moth Presentation as part of Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU), Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 am

Would you like to learn more about one of Ohio's newest invasive species? Check out this week's presentation on Box Tree Moth as part of Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU). The EABU presenter will be Ohio's very own, Joe Boggs. Joe is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator in Hamilton County and Associated Faculty in OSU's Department of Entomology.
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Amy Stone

Box Tree (Boxwood) Moth: New Detection, What to Look For, and Management

Box Tree Moth (BTM) is a non-native pest of boxwoods. It was first confirmed in Ohio by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) in late June. Yesterday, the ODA announced that a BTM sighting has been confirmed in Montgomery County (Dayton Area). Coupled with the earlier detection in southwest Ohio, the two BTM sites are the southernmost in North America.
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Joe Boggs

What to Look for with Box Tree (Boxwood) Moth

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced this past week that Box Tree Moth (BTM) (Cydalima perspectalis, family Crambidae) had been confirmed in Hamilton and Clermont counties in southwest Ohio. The location is near where the two counties meet Warren and Butler counties. It’s the first time this non-native boxwood (Buxus spp.) defoliator has been found in Ohio.
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Joe Boggs
Ashley Kulhanek
Amy Stone