Cydalima perspectalis, sometimes known as the box tree moth, is established in Canada and was recently found in the U.S. Feeding by this moth can devastate boxwood plants, which are commonly planted in landscapes across the country. A new review highlights the life cycle and potential impact of this pest and makes recommendations for scouting and management.
Most ambrosia beetles are secondary pests on woody plants in both managed and natural landscapes. However, some of the most impactful invasive species in the world are ambrosia beetles. Megaplatypus mutatus, native to South America, has invaded other regions, and a new article in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management reviews its potential impact and management strategies.
Hazelnut production is on the rise around the world, and weevils in the genus Curculio are among the crop's most damaging insect pests. A new guide in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management outlines biology and management strategies for four key hazelnut-feeding weevil species and avenues for future research.
Boxwood is one of the most widely planted landscape plants in North America. However, it is not without management challenges, specifically from arthropod and disease pests. A new article in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management discusses identification, biology, and management of common boxwood pests.