Climate change exacerbates the oak processionary caterpillar problem in The Netherlands

A.P.E. van Oudenhoven, A.J.H. van Vliet, L.G. Moraal

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Abstract

Since its first observation in the south of The Netherlands in 1991, the geographical range of the oak processionary caterpillar has increased steadily over the years, moving in north-eastern direction. It shows that it now occurs in the whole southern part of The Netherlands
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-237
JournalGewasbescherming
Volume39
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • climatic change
  • global warming
  • thaumetopoea processionea
  • quercus
  • meteorological observations
  • urticating hairs
  • skin diseases
  • caterpillars

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