Oak processionary moth
Oak processionary moth asthma warning The public is warned of health risks posed by the oak processionary moth, found mostly in trees in west London. Video here The spread of the toxic moth
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The moths are widely distributed in central and southern Europe, and are occasionally found as far north as Sweden. In the southern countries of Europe the populations are controlled by natural predators, but these predators do not exist in northern Europe. Their range is expanding northward, possibly or partly as a result of global warming.