Ditylenchus destructor does not occur in Virginia (US)
The EPPO Secretariat was recently informed by CABI that Ditylenchus destructor (EU Annexes) is absent from Virginia (US). The previous EPPO record was based on an official statement sent to the EPPO Secretariat in 1994 but this was erroneous. There are no published records of D. destructor in Virginia, and this species has never been detected during nematode surveys.
The situation of Ditylenchus destructor in Virginia can be described as follows: Absent, the earlier record was erroneous, confirmed by survey.
Correspondence via CABI with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, USA (2011-11).