Cydalima perspectalis - the box tree caterpillar
The box tree caterpillar is green and black and 1.5 inches long
Box wood tree moth on box wood tree leaves
The box wood tree moth's wingspan is between 1.5 and 1.75 inches.
Lighter and darker box tree moths on white background
Both forms of the box tree moth: lighter (left) and darker (right)
Adult of the box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) isolated on white
There are two main adult forms. The lighter Box Tree Moth pictured here has mostly white wings with brown edges.
Two boxwood shrubs, one dying due to box wood moth damage
Boxes are extremely popular among homeowners because they make good hedges and require low maintenance.