Box Tree Moth – New Garden Species

Well, new species for our garden, and not one currently in favour with many people. This is the Box Tree Moth. There really is a fair bit of information online for this species, but in short its only been on these shores for a decade or two and is proving to be a bit of a pest on various box species. I have a feeling this isn’t the first time I’ve seen this species in our garden and perhaps mistook it for a Clouded Border (see gallery). Anyway, welcome to the garden….I think!!

23rd September update – Just to note really that today we have seen two more of these guys, plus a couple more a couple of days ago. Clearly they are establishing well in the area.

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