First report of Cydalima perspectalis in Canada
In November 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the presence of Cydalima perspectalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae – formerly EPPO Alert List) on boxwood (Buxus spp.) at 3 residential locations in Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. This is the first time that C. perspectalis is reported from Canada and the Americas. Phytosanitary measures have been taken to contain the pest and further studies will be made to determine the extent of the infestation. For the moment, it is not known whether this an isolated occurrence or if the pest is more widely distributed.
The situation of Cydalima perspectalis in Canada can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2018 at 3 locations in Ontario, under containment.
NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System. Official Pest Reports. Canada (2019-02-21) Detection of Cydalima perspectalis (box tree moth) in Ontario. https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=782