First report of Cydalima perspectalis in Bulgaria
The NPPO of Bulgaria recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first report of Cydalima perspectalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae – formerly EPPO Alert List) on its territory. Damage, as well as larvae and pupae of C. perspectalis, were found in July 2014 on boxwood (Buxus sp.) plants in the botanical garden of the city of Balčik. Surveys were carried out in private gardens of the city and more infestations were found. All insect life stages could be observed. In 2015, a survey will be carried out throughout the country.
The situation of Cydalima perspectalis in Bulgaria can be described as follows: First found in 2014 in the Eastern part (city of Balčik).
NPPO of Bulgaria (2014-12).