Cydalima perspectalis, sometimes known as the box tree moth, is established in Canada and was recently found in the U.S. Feeding by this moth can devastate boxwood plants, which are commonly planted in landscapes across the country. A new review highlights the life cycle and potential impact of this pest and makes recommendations for scouting and management.
Boxwood is one of the most widely planted landscape plants in North America. However, it is not without management challenges, specifically from arthropod and disease pests. A new article in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management discusses identification, biology, and management of common boxwood pests.