Findings of Liriomyza huidobrensis in Norway
The NPPO of Norway recently informed the EPPO Secretariat that Liriomyza huidobrensis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was detected in a nursery in south-eastern Norway (County of Østfold). This is the first infestation of L. huidobrensis in a Norwegian glasshouse in the last 7 years. Measures are being taken to eradicate the pest. Studies are also being done both to trace the source of this infestation, and to evaluate the possible dissemination to other nurseries via ornamental plant material. So far, L. huidobrensis has been detected in flower shops in the Oslo and Stavanger areas, and in several other counties. The situation of L. huidobrensis in Norway can be described as follows: Present, found in a few glasshouses, under eradication.
NPPO of Norway.
Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service Web site. South American leaf miner has been detected at several locations in Norway. Press release of 2002/07/04, updated, 2002/07/10.