The situation of Liriomyza sativae is unconfirmed in Israel
In EPPO RS 99/151, it was reported that Liriomyza sativae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) was found in Israel during a survey and that specimens were being sent to the Natural History Museum in London (GB) for confirmation. It may be recalled that this survey was initiated by interceptions of L. sativae by France in six plant consignments imported from Israel (see EPPO RS 99/164, 99/183). However, the Natural History Museum has identified the Israeli specimens as L. bryoniae (not previously known in Israel). The NPPO of Israel stressed that the record of L. sativae should be considered for the moment as unconfirmed. Surveys will continue and suspect findings will also be sent to France for identification. If suspect leaf miners are found on Israeli consignments, the NPPO of Israel ask EPPO member countries to notify immediately and also to send leaf miner samples (of any stage).
NPPO of Israel, 1999-12.