First report of Aculops fuchsiae in Jersey
Aculops fuchsiae (Acari: Eriophyidae – EPPO A1 List) was observed for the first time in 2006. The plants affected were mature fuchsia plantings at only one site. They were cut to ground level, and the foliage was burnt and treated with acaricides. On that site there has been no further occurrence of the pest so far. In 2007, 3 cases were found in private gardens. In all cases, fuchsia plants were small and all affected plants were destroyed. Surveys were carried out in all nurseries and garden centres, and no other cases were found in 2007.
The situation of Aculops fuchsiae in Jersey can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2006 on few locations, under eradication.
NPPO of Jersey, 2007-07.