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Box tree moth (dark form)

Cydalima perspectalis


On the first two days I found it hiding under a leaf. It has returned to our terrace on every night for about a week. It has an interesting iridescent brownish purple-grey color with two small bright dots (crescents).


Suburban backyard.


Invasive species in Europe. In Hungary firstly detected in 2011.

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Box-tree moth, (Dark form)
Cydalima perspectalis Box-tree moth

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1 Comment

syzygy 8 months ago

That was quick - thanks Ornithopteta!

I should have thought to color variants... I have already spotted a custom color specimen:

Sad, another invasive pest again...) :

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Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

Spotted on Oct 16, 2020
Submitted on Nov 13, 2020

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