Studies on Bursaphelenchus species in Lithuania
Following the recent introduction of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (EPPO A1 list) in a limited area in Portugal, studies were done in Lithuania on Bursaphelenchus species possibly present. Conifer samples were collected from all regions of Lithuania in 2003/2004 and analysed at the laboratory. Out of a total of 370 samples, 2 samples collected from the region of Utena contained nematodes which were identified as Bursaphelenchus mucronatus. B. xylophilus was not found. This is the first report of B. mucronatus in Lithuania.
The situation of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus in Lithuania can be described as follows: Absent, confirmed by surveys.
Stanelis A (2005) The occurrence of Bursaphelenchus mucronatus Mamya & Enda, 1979 in Lithuania.
Acta Zoologica Lithuanica, 15(1), 62-63.