Pyraloidea

Pyraustinae

Imago Distribution Map Set Specimen
Genus
Cydalima
Species
perspectalis
Author/Year
Walker, 1859
English Vernacular
Box Tree Moth
French Vernacular
Pyrale du Buis
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan:38-42mm

Imago: Bivoltine, an accidental import in 2006 has now become a real pest here, destroying many ornamental box plants as well as established hedges.  Literature states that the species is univoltine, I can't see how that's possible since I've reorded it from April through to October.

Larva: Feed on box (Buxus)

Overwinter: As a larva

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Imago Distribution Map Set Specimen