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First record of Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Greece

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:I. Strachinis, Kazilas, C., Karamaouna, F., Papanikolaou, N. E., Partsinevelos, G. K., Milonas, P. G.
Journal:Hellenic Plant Protection Journal
Date Published:16 Apr 2015
Keywords:alien species, box tree moth, Buxus, invasive

The study concerns the first records for the presence of the box tree moth Cydalima perspectalis in Greece and subsequent infestations on ornamental box trees in urban environment. Adults of the pest were first spotted in six locations around the country from October 2013 until April 2015, when infestation was also detected (mid April). The pest was found infesting plants of Buxus sempervirens in several private and public gardens and parks in the urban environment of Kifissia, Attica. Possible introduction scenarios, as well as preventive and control measures are discussed.

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