The Box Tree Moth, Cydalima perspectalis Walker (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae) a New Invasive Species in Cluj Area (Romania)

Horia Bunescu, Teodora Florian

Abstract


The box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis Walker is a recent introduced species in Europe (from 2006), as a
defoliator pest which causes severe damages to Buxus spp. and spread rapidly in different European countries. The
researches carried out in 2015-2016 in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), in laboratory and field conditions. Our aim was to identify,
study and report this pest in ecological conditions of Cluj-Napoca (Romania).


Keywords


Cydalima perspectalis, Buxus, pest, invasive species.

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