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Box Tree Moth on Indiana's Doorstep

June 28, 2023

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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.

box tree moth Box Tree Moth Photo Credit: USDA

See our Purdue Landscape Report articles on this pest:


boxtree moth alert New Pest Alert: Watch your boxwoods for this moth
box tree caterpillar Box tree moth on Indiana’s doorstep

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/

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