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Cydalima perspectalis

(Walker, 1859)1409a / 63.054
=Diaphania perspectalis

General comments:
Former adventive / immigrant. Now widespread and resident.

The Box Moth or Box-tree Moth has spread rapidly westwards across Europe from an origin in China, facilitated by the trade in horticulture. It reached Britain in 2007 and is present throughout all of southern England where it causes damage to Box trees and is now considered a major horticultural pest.

Recorded in 35 (85%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2010.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Stevenage, Hertfordshire (02/09/19) - Larval Damage on Box Hedge
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/2024120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
26/06/2024221TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
24/06/2024121TQ38 - City of London / Hackney
20/06/2024421TQ38 - City of London / Hackney
06/04/2024521TQ38 - City of London / Hackney
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Wingspan: 38-42mm
Flight: Multiple generations, records from June - November
Foodplant:   Box
Nat Status: Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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