Situation of Aproceros leucopoda in Germany
In Germany, Aproceros leucopoda (Hymenoptera: Argidae – EPPO Alert List) was first found in Bayern in November 2011 on Ulmus minor trees (EPPO RS 2011/198). The infestation was noticed in a forest by an entomologist and the pest was identified on the basis of its morphological characteristics. The source of this infestation could not be traced but it was supposed that A. leucopoda had been occurring in this area since summer 2011. In 2013, A.;leucopoda was also found in 2 locations in Brandenburg: a few infested trees in one location, and heavily infested trees planted along an alley, approximately 3 km long in the other location. It is noted that the alley trees had been planted in 2012. No official control measures were taken as no effective ones could be identified. An Express-PRA has been carried out and is available on the JKI website (in German): http://pflanzengesundheit.jki.bund.de/index.php?menuid=57
The pest status of Aproceros leucopoda in Germany is officially declared as: Present, only in some areas (Bayern, Brandenburg).
NPPO of Germany (2013-08).