April 17, 2019
Box tree moth identification card
Industry professionals are asked to be on the lookout for box tree moth when working with the Buxus species in their daily landscape work. Suspect sightings can be reported to www.inspection.gc.ca/pests or using a handy smartphone app available at  www.eddmaps.org/ontario. This information will assist in evaluating the threat and will help direct the next steps for Canada.

A full-colour, credit-card-sized pest identification card that includes images of larva, webbing and damage to boxwood is available for distribution to employees and clients. View or download the pest identification included on this page or via the Government of Canada website.

box tree moth larva, webbing, and acutal size moth
box tree moth eggs laid on leaves, early larval damage on boxwood and late larval damage on boxwood