..... Originally an Asian species which
was first recorded from the UK as recently as 2008.
Probably introduced into the UK via the horticultural
trade, it is now firmly established in the London area
and now 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. This moth is
regarded as a pest species of Box (Buxus sp) and
is only likely to become increasingly more common.