EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2001 Num. article: 2001/005

Liriomyza sativae is present in Israel

The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed by the NPPO of Israel of the presence of Liriomyza sativae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest). "With reference to EPPO RS 2000/166, the NPPO of Israel (PPIS) acknowledges the presence of Liriomyza sativae, thus confirming the original detection and suspected identification by PPIS taxonomists (EPPO RS 99/151). As part of its commitment to prevent infestation of export commodities, PPIS has already increased the stringency of phytosanitary inspections, with a focus on cut flowers and herbs. As a result of the now confirmed leafminer finding, PPIS has initiated a delimiting survey, by trapping and host surveillance.
The situation of this pest in Israel can be described as: Present, distribution undetermined."


NPPO of Israel, 2001-01.