EPPO Global Database

Cydalima perspectalis(DPHNPE)

Distribution details in United Kingdom

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2007
From CABI Pest map 764 (2012): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2010/106) : in September 2008, 3 adult moths were caught in light traps in 2 separate locations in the south of England (Icklesham (East Sussex) and Weybridge (Surrey)). In 2009, a nursery in Surrey reported larvae causing severe damage to Buxus plants.

EPPO Reporting Service (2019/118) : the first specimen was in fact observed in September 2007 in Wye (East Kent, England). Then also found in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
* INTERNET (last accessed in 2010-05)
- Fera. Plant pest fact sheet. Box tree caterpillar Diaphania perspectalis. http://www.fera.defra.gov.uk/plants/plantHealth/pestsDiseases/documents/boxTreeCaterpillar.pdf
- Lepiforum. Neoglyphodes perspectalis (Walker, 1859) - Buchsbaum-Zünsler. http://www.lepiforum.de/cgi-bin/lepiwiki.pl?Neoglyphodes_Perspectalis

* Plant CW, Poole C, Salisbury A, Bird S (2019) The box-tree moth Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1959) in Britain: an overview of its spread and current status. Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation 131, 122-147.