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The Boxwood Moth

Pheromone lures and traps for the boxwood moth can be ordered for monitoring and, if needed, for mating disruption. 

The Boxwood Moth

Cydalima perspectalis

The boxwood moth is a species native to Asia nut has now become invasive to Europe. It was first discovered in Germany in 2006 and has since then been spreading throughout Europe.

The larvae feed of the leaves of the boxwood, an important ornamental in gardens and public places, and can completely defoliate entire bushes. Cases exists were larvae have taken out entire boxwood populations in several european countries and is some places considered one of the most damaging garden pests.

Given the latitude this scenario may not be likely for Swedenbut it is important to be aware of the potential.