..... Originally an Asian species which
was first recorded from the UK as recently as 2008.
Probably introduced via the horticultural trade, it is
now firmly established and very quickly spreading north.
The moth below, was trapped by Sean Tobin at Bestwood
Village in July 2018 and was the first record for VC56
Nottinghamshire, occurring about a fortnight before
another was attracted to MV light at Ravenshead by David
and Veronica McGeever. Quite remarkably in October 2018,
a third moth was trapped by Rob Woodward at the Bagthorpe
Garden Allotments in Sherwood, Nottingham. This moth is
regarded as a pest species of Box (Buxus sp) and
is only likely to become increasingly more common.