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Flight monitoring of the bos-tree moth's as part of the territorial biomonitoring.


Boxwood moth is an invasive pest widely monitored in France within the JEVI (green spaces and infrastructures) epidemiological surveillance networks. Each region, mainly animated by the FREDON/FDGDON network, quickly seized this problem to propose to follow the evolution of this pest. Volunteer observer networks, mostly communities and amateur gardeners, have organized themselves to provide monitoring of moths by pheromonal trapping. This device makes it possible to visualize the periods of flight of the boxwood moth. These data collected within the regions can be consulted in the form of a Plant Health Bulletin (BSV, Bulletin de Santé du Végétal) and enable the various actors of the JEVI sector to put in place more effective strategies for fighting against this pest.