Outbreak of Liriomyza trifolii in Finland
The NPPO of Finland recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of an outbreak of Liriomyza trifolii (Diptera: Agromyzidae - EPPO A2 List) on its territory. On 2012-04-04, L. trifolii was found on Gerbera plants in one glasshouse producing cut flowers (where the pest had never been found before). The origin of the pest remains unknown. Eradication measures were immediately implemented.
The pest status of Liriomyza trifolii in Finland is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of Finland (2012-04).