WWW MPG website only

Digital Guide to Moth Identification

801306.405199.4Cydalima perspectalis – Box Tree Moth – (Walker, 1859)

Ken Sproule
Distribution: Toronto, Ontario
Type Locality: North China
Larva and
Host Plants:
Boxwood, Buxus spp.
Taxonomic Notes: Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859), an Asian species, is now recognized within the North American fauna, Toronto, Ontario, CFIA, 2019.
  • Info at Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), 2019.
  • Mally, R. & M. Nuss, 2010. Phylogeny and nomenclature of the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) comb. n., which was recently introduced into Europe (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Spilomelinae). European Journal of Entomology, 107: 393400.
  • Mally, R., J.E. Hayden, C. Neinhuis, B.H. Jordal & M. Nuss, 2019. The phylogenetic systematics of Spilomelinae and Pyraustinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) inferred from DNA and morphology. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny, 77(1): 141204.
  • Species Page at BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1859. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London, 18: 515.

Moth Photographers Group  at the  Mississippi Entomological Museum  at the  Mississippi State University

Send suggestions, or submit photographs to Webmaster — Moth Photographers Group

Database design and scripting support provided by Mike Boone