First report of Aculops fuchsiae in Southern England, United Kingdom
The NPPO of United Kingdom recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first finding of Aculops fuchsiae (Acari: Eriophyidae – EPPO A2 List) in the south of England (Hampshire). The gall mite was found in fuchsia plants grown in a private garden and the identity of the pest was confirmed in September 2007. This is the first record of A. fuchsiae on the UK mainland (A. fuchsiae was recently found on the islands of Jersey and Guernsey, see EPPO RS 2007/087 and 2007/109).
The situation of Aculops fuchsiae in United Kingdom can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2007 in one private garden in Southern England (Hampshire), under official control.
NPPO of UK, 2007-09
INTERNET (last retrieved on 2007-09)
International Phytosanitary Portal, FAO. Pest reports (2007-09-25). Aculops fuchsiae – fuchsia gall mite. https://www.ippc.int/id/188346?language=en
The British Fuchsia Society. http://www.thebfs.org.uk/Defra/notice1.html