Cydalima perspectalis - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

CRAMBIDAE

Pyraustinae

Las Descargues, 5 August 2015
Cydalima perspectalis Adult

6720a

© Robin Howard

Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859)

Wingspan: 34-37mm

A univoltine species accidentally introduced, possibly from the Far East on Buxus in 2006. The usual form is uniformly white with black margins to the wings, both forms are scarce and this is the only form recorded at Las Descargues. Patrice Leraut states its flight time as August in which case this is an early specimen.

Larvae feed on Buxus, Ilex and Euonymus.

 

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