This is an attractive Asian species that was first recorded in the British Isles from Kent in 2007,
The larvae feed on various species of box Buxus spp. This species is now well established. The moth has now been recorded widely over large parts of England, particularly in the south, with the larval stage being found in several widely distributed localities. The caterpillars devastate the foliage, but a species specific spray is available that controls the pest, and we have used this in the memorial garden. This moth was photographed in Henrietta Park.