EPPO Global Database

Cydalima perspectalis(DPHNPE)

Distribution details in Spain

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2014
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, only in some parts of the member state concerned (2019-07)
EPPO Reporting Service (2015/173) : found in May 2014 on Buxus sempervirens in the southern part of the province of Pontevedra in Galicia (Northern Spain).

EPPO Reporting Service (2016/203) : País Vasco (found for the first time in 2015 on Buxus sempervirens together with Cylindrocladium buxicola in Gipuzkoa).

From NPPO (2017): another outbreak was found in April 2017 in a cemetery of the municipality of Gernika-Lumo (Vizcaya province, Pais Vasco). Infested buxus plants have been removed and burnt.

Also in Cataluna (Bassols & Oliveras, 2014; Dinca et al., 2017; Las Heras et al., 2019). In 2019, confirmed by the NPPO in 15 countries of Cataluna (Alt Empordà, Bages, Baix Llobregat, Berguedà, Garrotxa, Gironés, Maresme, Osona, Pla de l'Estany, Ripollès, La Selva, Vallés Oriental, Vallés Occidental, Moianès and Montsià).
* Anonymous (2016) Incidencia de plagas y enfermedades en las Comunidades Autónomas en 2015. Phytoma-España no. 279, 16-40.
------- Pais Vasco (Gipuzkoa province).

* Bassols E, Oliveras Giralt J (2014) Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859), una nova especie invasora a Catalunya (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae, Spilomelinae). Butlleti Societat Catalana de Lepidopterologia, 105, 71-78.
------- Calalunia (Garrotxa).

* Dinca V, Viader S, Vila R (2017) Presence of the invasive Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) in the province of Barcelona (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Butlleti Societat Catalana de Lepidopterologia, 107, 161-164.
------- Cataluna (Cardedeu, province of Barcelona).

* Las Heras S, Arimany M, Artola J, Bassols E (2019) Desarrollo de métodos para una gestion integrada de la polilla del boj (Cydalima perspectalis) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) en parques, jardines y espacios verdes. Phytoma-Espana no. 308, 56-62.
------- Cataluna (studies in the city of Olot, province of Girona).

* NPPO of Spain (2017-05, 2019-07).
------- Pais Vasco (Vizcaya province, Cataluna).

* Pérez-Otero R, Mansilla JP, Vidal M (2014) [Cydalima perspectalis Walker, 1859 (Lepidoptera, Crambidae): a new threat for Buxus spp. in the Iberian Peninsula]. Arquivos Entomolóxicos 10, 225-228 (in Spanish).
------- Galicia (first found in 2014).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
France Present, restricted distribution view...
Gibraltar Present, no details view...
Portugal Azores Present, no details view...
Portugal Present, restricted distribution view...