EPPO Global Database

Cydalima perspectalis(DPHNPE)

Distribution details in Russia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, no details
From CABI Pest map 764 (2012): Present, no details
Originating from the Far East. Introduced into Southern Russia: first in Sochi (see below) and then in Novorossiisk (Krasnodar), Grozny (Chechnya) and Crimea.

EPPO Reporting Service (2014/015) : detected for the first time in October 2013 in the city and the national park of Sotchi (Krasnodar), Southern Russia. It is suspected that the pest was introduced with infested boxwood plants (Buxus spp.) imported for the landscaping of the Olympic village.
* Gninenko YI, Shiryaeva NV, Surov VI (2014) The box tree moth - a new invasive pest in the Caucasian forest. Plant Health - Research and Practice 1(7), 36-39.
------- Southern Russia.

* Kirpichnikova VA (2005) Pyralidae. In Ler PA (ed.) Key to to the Insects of Russian Far East 5(2). Dal'Nauka, Vladivostok pp 526-539 (in Russian).

* Mally R, Nuss M (2010) Phylogeny and nomenclature of the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) comb. n., which was recently introduced into Europe (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Spilomelinae). European Journal of Entomology 107, 393-400.

* Nesterenkova AE (2015) Studies of the biological characteristics of boxwood moth in the developing of its laboratory culture. Plant Health Research and Practice 4(14), 11-12.
------- Krasnodar, Chechnya, Crimea.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Belarus Present, few occurrences view...
China Jiangsu Present, no details view...
China Fujian Present, no details view...
China Present, no details view...
Georgia Present, restricted distribution view...
Poland Present, no details view...
Ukraine Present, restricted distribution view...