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Old Saturday 18th August 2018, 17:32   #1
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Is this a cucumber moth

Found in Teddington. How common in UK, I gather viewed as a pest in some countries
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Old Saturday 18th August 2018, 17:40   #2
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No it's Cydalima perspectalis (Box-tree Moth)
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Old Saturday 18th August 2018, 17:52   #3
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Old Saturday 18th August 2018, 19:16   #4
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Now abundant in the London area + beyond. A serious pest of box hedging. This morning we had a normal form like yours + a dark melanic form in traps in Ealing + found some larvae in the gardens at Richmond Park.
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That gold border is quite unique to any moth I,ve seen before I think its a stunning creature even thou its a pest... Has this moth been in the uk long ?
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Old Sunday 19th August 2018, 03:58   #6
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That gold border is quite unique to any moth I,ve seen before I think its a stunning creature even thou its a pest... Has this moth been in the uk long ?
Not that long. Apparently the first moth wasn't found here until 2008 + larvae were first found in private gardens in 2011 so has spread very rapidly. Last year I saw large numbers. I've seen less this year but that may be a consequence of gardeners now spraying box hedges to try + save them.

The larvae are said to be unpleasant to the taste of birds + mammals.
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Old Sunday 19th August 2018, 14:35   #7
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That gold border is quite unique to any moth I,ve seen before I think its a stunning creature even thou its a pest... Has this moth been in the uk long ?
It's a trick of the light. The moth is translucent white with dark brown edging.
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Old Sunday 19th August 2018, 15:36   #8
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It's a trick of the light. The moth is translucent white with dark brown edging.
Still a looker though!

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Still a looker though!

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It has arrived locally in Somerset but I have not caught it myself yet.
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It has arrived locally in Somerset but I have not caught it myself yet.
Try your local garden centre.
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They arrived here in Warwickshire last summer, including one on my kitchen window. I haven't had a sighting this year.
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