First report of Metcalfa pruinosa in Austria
The NPPO of Austria recently informed the EPPO secretariat of the first finding of Metcalfa pruinosa (Homoptera: Flatidae) on its territory. The pest was detected in July 2003 on a variety of woody plants in the outskirts of Vienna. The source of infestation is not known. The area where the pest has been detected will be under official surveillance during this season and further research regarding M. pruinosa has been initiated by the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety. The status of M. pruinosa in Austria is declared as follows: Present in a limited area, under surveillance.
NPPO of Austria, 2004-05-11.