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Gum Leaf Skeletoniser now in Rotorua

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From Forest Health News No. 224, April 2012.

Uraba lugens moth in pheromone trap.

The gum leaf skeletoniser, Uraba lugens, continues to spread south through the Bay of Plenty region, with a recent pheromone trapping survey revealing that this serious eucalypt pest is now in Rotorua. Moths were found in two traps placed within the city, one in a small stand of eucalypts adjacent to Long Mile Road, the other in Whakarewarewa Forest near Radio Hut Road.

Belinda Gresham

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