Origin: East Asia
First finding in Slovenia: 2011
Pathways: transported with traded box-tree saplings, secondary spontanuously spreading
Possible to identify: April – September
Flight season of adults: April – September
Habitat: Caterpillars exclusively feed on box-trees (Buxus spp.), which are widely planted in parks and gardens throughout Slovenia.
Status in Slovenia: Widespread.
Similar species: the fungi Cylindrocladium buxicola and Volutella buxi also cause die-offs of box-trees.
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