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Cydalima perspectalis
Box-tree Moth (Walker, 1859)
Crambidae: Spilomelinae
1409a / 63.054
Photo © Adrian Gardiner,  24/10/2014 - Costessey garden

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 38-42mm
Flight: Multiple generations, records from June - November
Foodplant:   Box
Nat Status: Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Adventive / Import.

The first UK record of this Asian species was from Kent in 2007. Since then there have been a number of records from several counties including Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Bucks, Herts, Glos and Beds.

The moth is considered a pest species of Box (Buxus) in many European countries. Records in the UK are thought to be by accidental importation in Box plants from Asia.

First Record from Norfolk in 2013 when two specimens were taken at light in a garden trap adjacent a garden centre in Costessey, Norwich (M. Casey. 03/10/13)
Recorded again at same site in 2014 and 2016.

New for VC28 in 2016 at Dersingham (R. Jones, 24/07/16)

NB: Listed by FERA (Food and Environment Research Agency) as Non-notifiable pests Caterpillars. Click here for more info

Recorded in 27 (39%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/10/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
04/10/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/10/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/10/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/10/2020227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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