Box tree moth - Cydalima perspectalis
Effective: 05/14/2021
Taxonomic Position: Lepidoptera : Crambidae
Pest Type: Insects
These Approved Methods are appropriate for: 2023, 2022
Pest Information
Hosts Identified in the CAPS Host Matrix: Boxwood
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted
Pest Pathogens and Organisms Vectored

Approved Method(s)

Trap Spacing and Placement

Approved Lure(s)

Lure Attachment: Attaching lures to traps

Survey Recommendations

The following are recommendations for executing the survey using the approved methods for pest surveillance. The recommendations are developed through literature review and consultation with subject matter experts.

Climate Suitability Map

A Climate suitability map is now available. This survey should only be considered in the states with appropriate climate conditions and suitable hosts for this moth.

The map was produced by the SAFARIS Team. SAFARIS is a modeling framework that enables PPQ to quickly respond to emergencies, efficiently survey for pests, and assess potential pest impacts by collecting critical geospatial data and developing predictive models. SAFARIS is developed and maintained by the NC State University, Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) with support from the PPQ-S&T Plant Pest Risk Analysis (PPRA) Laboratory.

The SAFARIS team used a climate suitability model for box tree moth occurrence in the continental United States to support CAPS survey planning. The model predicts the suitability of an area for box tree moth occurrence based on the likelihood of three favorable climate conditions for the disease occurring using tools and data within SAFARIS. The detailed method used in this assessment is described here.

Target Life Stage: Adult
Time of Year to Survey
Survey Site Selection
Key Diagnostics or Identification

Approved Method(s)

ID/Diagnostic: Morphological
Mistaken Identities

If you are unable to find a reference, contact See the CAPS Pest Datasheet for all references.