Saturday, May 26, 2012

About The Pepper Moth Invasion

"The European pepper moth—a serious pest of peppers—has become entrenched in Georgia's pepper production area.

"But the good news is it appears that control measures aimed at other pests, such as armyworms and pepper weevils, have kept the European pepper moth in check, according to a news release.

"In addition to peppers, the pest—known scientifically as Duponchelia fovealis and a native of southern Europe—also has an affinity for ornamentals, particularly lantana.

"Traps first detected the pest in Georgia last year when one was picked up at the port of Savannah."

Read more about the European pepper moth.

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