'Biblical' moth influx threatens to devastate crops

Posted on Tue, 14 Jun 2016, 17:27

Scientists have learned that cabbage and cauliflower crops could potentially be "devastated" by a species of moth arriving from continental Europe. BBC News understands that tens of millions of diamondback moths are thought to have come to the UK in the past week. Researchers describe the species as a "super pest" because it is thought to be resistant to several insecticides. An alert has been issued by researchers at the Rothamsted Research in Harpenden in Hertfordshire.

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