Submission - 07/09/2020

Sighting - 2020-09-06

Species Seen Box tree moth caterpillar (Cydalima perspectalis)
Scientific Name
Recorder Simon Crampin
Record Status Confirmed
Identified on 07/09/2020
Location ST733664
Locality Weston
Notes A few individuals found on a box hedge in the garden. A recent arrival to the UK, first recorded in 2007. Considered a pest because of the damage they can do to box plants, sometimes causing serious defoliation. I think I'll take a chance and leave them alone. For now, anyway!