EPPO Global Database

Dendrolimus pini(DENDPI)

Distribution details in United Kingdom (Scotland)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2022: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2004
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/008) : first specimens were caught in the early 2000s near Inverness.

Scottish Forestry (2022): Within the UK, this moth is only known to occur in the Beauly, Inverness, catchment area, where a male moth was first detected in 2004 (and a breeding population subsequently confirmed in 2009). A containment programme was launched in 2009 to minimise the risk of further spread. Statutory controls on the movement of timber and branchwood from the breeding area have been in place since 2010.
* A'Hara S, Moore R, Cottrell J (2022) Molecular investigation of the pine‐tree lappet moth Dendrolimus pini (L.) population in Scotland: a new arrival or an old acquaintance?. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 24(1), 40-52..

* NPPO of the United Kingdom (2009-10).

* Scottish Forestry (2022) Pine tree lappet moth regulations, information and advice. https://forestry.gov.scot/sustainable-forestry/tree-health/tree-pests-and-diseases/pine-tree-lappet-moth