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Clear wing moth on poplar

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Ive been advised that the larvae of the clear wing moth feed on the roots of poplars. How significant is this to the stability of the tree. Any advice, experience, info or links to articles would really help.

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I don't 'know', but I've never heard of any moth feeding/breeding/inhabiting a tree root system to the extent that the tree falls over. 


Very much doubt that that there is any risk.

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Holes will allow ingress of spore from fungal pathogens.


ive seen the base of trunks with Sesia apiformis with Armillaria and Ganoderma sp chomping away at the basal wood volumes.


Bit of info in this old AT thread 



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