Tag: box tree caterpillar

  • A caterpillar is munching its way through the box tree hedges in the park

    A caterpillar is munching its way through the box tree hedges in the park

    Most visitors to Crabtree Fields would have noticed that some of the hedges are looking brown and dead. The more eagle-eyed of you would have spotted the reason. The cause is the box tree caterpillar, a relatively new invasive species to the UK. “The Box-tree Moth Cydalima perspectalis is a striking moth that was accidentally introduced to the […]