EPPO Global Database

Cydalima perspectalis(DPHNPE)

Distribution details in Russia (Southern Russia)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2013
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2014/015) : detected the first time in October 2013 in the city and the national park of Sotchi (Krasnodar). It is suspected that the pest was introduced with infested boxwood plants (Buxus spp.) imported for the landscaping of the Olympic village.

Gninenko et al. (2014), during 2013 massive spread of the pest took place around Sochi and into native forests where severe damage to boxwood (mainly B. sempervirens and to a lesser extent B. colchica and B. balearica) was observed. Also found in Chechnya.
References
* 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.

* INTERNET
Federal Forestry Agency. Centre of Forest Health of Krasnodar region. [Boxwood moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) introduced into the relict forests of the Krasnodar region]. http://czl23.ru/news.php?extend.102 (in Russian).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
China Present, no details view...
China Jiangsu Present, no details view...
China Fujian Present, no details view...
Georgia Present, restricted distribution view...
Poland Present, no details view...
Ukraine Present, restricted distribution view...