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Box moth

This box moth was caught by James Tomlinson in Rye a couple of nights ago. First found as an adult in the UK in 2008 (with the larvae first found in 2011), this species has spread rapidly and is now relatively common in the south-east (James said he has caught quite a few recently). As the name suggests the larvae of this species feed on box and can be something of a pest. The Royal Horticultural Society is undertaking a survey of this species and are asking that any sightings are reported  (see here). 

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