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

Ken Sproule
Distribution: Toronto, Ontario
Type Locality: North China
Larva and
Host Plants:
Boxwood, Buxus spp.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859), an Asian species, is now recognized within the North American fauna, Toronto, Ontario, CFIA, 2019.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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: 393-400.
  • 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): 141-204.
  • 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.

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