Cydalima perspectalis or the box tree moth is a species of moth of the family Crambidae, first described by Francis Walker, the English entomologist, in 1859. Wikipedia Scientific name: Cydalima perspectalis Family: Crambidae The Box-tree Moth Cydalima perspectalis is a striking moth that was accidentally introduced to the UK originating from south-east Asia. What does the box tree moth eat? The box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) is an oligophagous species feeding on the leaves of box tree (Buxus spp.) species mainly. Severe defoliation can lead to the death of the tree. What kills box tree moth? A The caterpillars can be sprayed with a suitable insecticide, such as Py Spray Garden Insect Killer – or you could try the biological control Nemasys Caterpillar Killer – at the first sign of attack.
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