EPPO Global Database

Cydalima perspectalis(DPHNPE)

Last modification: 2008-06-14

Basic information
  • EPPO code: DPHNPE
  • Preferred name: Cydalima perspectalis
  • Authority: (Walker)


Native to the humid subtropical regions of East Asia. Defoliator of box trees (Buxus spp.), introduced into Europe in the 2000s.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Diaphania perspectalis (Walker)
Glyphodes perspectalis (Walker)
Palpita perspectalis (Walker)
Phakellura perspectalis Walker

Common names
Name Language
box-tree pyralid English
pyrale du buis French
polilla del boj Spanish
buxusmot Dutch