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Box Moth Trap  (Box Tree Moth)

Box Moth Trap (Box Tree Moth)

WEIGHT: 0.01 kg SKU: MC822 QTY IN PACK: 1

This trap should be used between April and October.

  • Includes 4 pheromone lures and a trap record sheet
  • A lure lasts up to 5 weeks when activated
  • Full instructions of use included
  • British made

Technical Information



Box Tree Moth Pheromone Trapping System

Species Name: Cydalima perspectalis


Box Moth is a pest of the box (Buxus spp.) Caterpillars feed on leaves. Sever infestations can cause defoliation and dieback. As caterpillars age they produce webbing ‘tents’ to protect themselves whilst feeding. Early detection and control are necessary as this webby makes effective control difficult. There are 2 or 3 generations of this pest per year.

Trapping season: Place traps in an area by mid-March and continue trapping until October. It should be note that the exact time of insect emergence will vary with location and season.

Trap placement and density for monitoring: Place in an open area where the plants susceptible to attack are being grown. Traps should be mounted at eye level. In small gardens 1 trap should suffice, use 2 or more traps in larger areas.

Use of lures: Keep lure in sealed packet until needed. Do not open or pierce the capsule. Place it in the cage. Dispose of the sachet and used lures well away from the trapping area.

Trap servicing and change of lures: Add water to a depth of 5cm with a drop of detergent into the trap bucket. Lures should be changed every 5 weeks. The funnel traps should be emptied as needed.

If moths are being are caught a control treatment should commence within 3 weeks. Low levels of caterpillar may be removed by hand. For high levels a spray treatment will be required.

Disclaimer: An insect monitoring trap is not guaranteed to prevent infestation to your crop.


  • Trap Size: 20cm high x 14cm dia.
  • Contains 4 Lures to last one season