The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the detection of the box tree moth (BTM) near the border of Hamilton and Clermont counties in Ohio.
The box tree moth is an invasive pest from East Asia that poses a threat to boxwood plantings and the horticulture industry. Federal and state officials are asking the public and horticultural businesses to spot and report the box tree moth.
If you suspect box tree moth please send us photos by using our website upload at: https://ag.purdue.edu/department/btny/ppdl/submit-samples/digital-submission.html
Or send a sample to our lab using the information found here: https://ag.purdue.edu/department/btny/ppdl/submit-samples/physical-submission.html
You may also contact the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources: https://www.in.gov/dnr/rules-and-regulations/invasive-species/