EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/051

First report of Glycaspis brimblecombei in France

At the end of 2011 (August/October), the presence of Glycaspis brimblecombei (Hemiptera: Psyllidae – formerly EPPO Alert List) was detected for the first time in France. This eucalyptus psyllid was observed in the Southeastern part of France and in Corse, mainly on Eucalyptus camaldulensis trees planted in public and private gardens, as well as in one nursery. G. brimblecombei was found in the following departments: Alpes-Maritimes (Nice and several other localities), Bouches-du-Rhône (La Ciotat), Corse-du-Sud (Grosseto-Prugna), Hérault (Montferrier-sur-Lez), Var (Seyne-sur-Mer). No official control measures were taken against G. brimblecombei.
The pest status of Glycaspis brimblecombei in France is officially declared as: Present, only in some areas (Southeastern France, Corse).


NPPO of France (2012-03).