EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2003 Num. article: 2003/105

Phyllonorycter issikii occurs in Czech Republic

Phyllonorycter issikii, a leaf miner of Tilia (Lepidoptera: Gracillariideae – EPPO Alert List), was first found in Czech Republic in early June 2000 in the region of Brno, and then in the same year in a series of other places. In 2001, it was already found in places up to 600 m altitude, in locally high abundance. It is apparently spread by wind, and less probably by passive anthropogenic transport of adults. P. issikii prefers shaded areas. According to the author, it is unlikely that lime trees will suffer substantial damage.


Šefrová, H. (2002) [Phyllonorycter issikii – the latest information on a new member of our fauna.]
Abstract of a paper presented at a Conference on Zoology, Brno, CZ, 2002-01-14/15.