A recent addition to the Belgian list (2010), first recorded in our country as larvae, imported with Buxus
in a retail trade at Ekeren. About 2 months later the first imago was
trapped in the province of Limburg. This pest species is an
introduction to Europe with imported Buxus
plants. First observation for Europe was in 2006 in Germany followed by
Switserland (2007), Austria, England, Netherlands and France in 2008.
larva feeds on leaves and shoots on Buxus.
adults fly in two or three generations a year with the first imago's
appearing during April/May towards September. They come to light.
Limburg, Stokkem, 04 July 2010.
(Photo © Maarten Jacobs)