Occurrence of Phyllonorycter issikii in trees of Tilia cordata in Germany
In September 2002, Phyllonorycter issikii (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae – EPPO Alert list) was detected for the first time in trees of Tilia cordata in Germany (Sachsen). The pest was detected at various places during September/October 2002, especially in single young trees in the under-wood of forests. The responsible plant protection service did not take measures as the damage was not considered severe enough, and it was assumed that the infestation was due to natural spread. The pest status of P. issikii in Germany is declared as: Present, only in some areas.
NPPO of Germany, 2003-09.