EPPO Global Database

Cydalima perspectalis(DPHNPE)

Distribution details in United States of America (South Carolina)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Present, few occurrences
First recorded in: 2021
USDA (2021) Between August 2020 and April 2021, a nursery in Canada shipped boxwood (Buxus species) that may have been infested with box tree moth to locations in six states—25 retail facilities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and South Carolina—and a distribution center in Tennessee. On May 26 2021, the pest has been identified in three facilities in Michigan, one in Connecticut, and one in South Carolina, and APHIS is working with state plant regulatory officials todetermine whether other facilities may be impacted.
* USDA (2021-05-26) USDA confirms box tree moth and takes action to contain and eradicate the pest. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/stakeholder-info/sa_by_date/sa-2021/sa-05/box-tree-moth
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Canada Present, few occurrences view...
Canada Ontario Present, few occurrences view...