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Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859)

A recent addition to the Belgian list (2010), first recorded in our country as larvae, imported with Buxus in a retail trade at Ekeren. About 2 months later the first imago was trapped in the province of Limburg. This pest species is an introduction to Europe with imported Buxus plants. First observation for Europe was in 2006 in Germany followed by Switserland (2007), Austria, England, Netherlands and France in 2008.

The larva feeds on leaves and shoots on Buxus

The adults fly in two or three generations a year with the first imago's appearing during April/May towards September. They come to light.

Belgium, Limburg, Stokkem, 04 July 2010.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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