Findings of Cacoecimorpha pronubana in new host plants in Germany
The NPPO of Germany recently informed the EPPO Secretariat about findings of Cacoecimorpha pronubana in Germany (Berlin, Sachsen-Anhalt, Sachsen) in new host plants. Until now, C. pronubana was considered as established only in the south of Germany where it was found on various host plants (see EPPO RS 99/121). In March 2003, C. pronubana was detected on a single potted plant of Laurus at one company in Berlin. In May 2003, C. pronubana was detected on a single plant of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana at a garden centre in Sachsen-Anhalt. So far, C. lawsoniana was not known as a host for C. pronubana. Similarly, Araucaria plants, growing in a botanical garden under protected conditions and near known host plants of the pest, were infested with C. pronubana. In these cases (except Araucaria), it is assumed that C. pronubana has been introduced with plant material from the Netherlands and Mediterranean countries.
The declared status of C. pronubana in Germany is: Present; possibly spreading northwards.
NPPO of Germany, 2004-01.