Situation of Aculops fuchsiae in France
In France, the presence of Aculops fuchsiae (Acari: Eriophyidae – EPPO A2 List) was detected in 2003, along the southern coast of Bretagne (see EPPO RS 2004/001). The pest was then also found in Loire-Atlantique but remained located to coastal areas. However, in June 2007, A. fuchsiae was detected in a private garden in Maine-et-Loire.
The situation of Aculops fuchsiae in France can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2003, several outbreaks were recorded in Bretagne and Pays-de-la-Loire regions, under eradication.
Anonymous (2007) Phyto Régions. Pays-de-la-Loire. Le phytopte du fuchsia s’éloigne des côtes. Phytoma – La Défense des Végétaux No. 607, p 3.