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63.054 (BF1409a)

Box-tree Moth   

Cydalima perspectalis
Adult: 1


A large distinctive micro-moth with a broad brown wing margin and white centre. A melanic form occurs frequently, this being dark with a purplish sheen.

Recording method

Attracted to light.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

Box (Buxus spp.)


Gardens and parks.


Caught for the first time for Dumfries & Galloway and VC74 by Paul Donald near Whithorn in 2023.

record(s) from hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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