EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/076

Situation of glasshouse quarantine pests in Slovenia

The NPPO of Slovenia has recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the current situation of several glasshouse quarantine pests which are subject to official surveys in Slovenia.

Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is not present, but it has been intercepted a few times since December 1996 on Poinsettia consignments. In 1998 it was found in a glasshouse and eradicated.

Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) occurs in Slovenia but is controlled.

Helicoverpa armigera* (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is widespread in Slovenia, except in the most Eastern part. Due to its migratory behaviour, only single specimens were observed in several locations. No economic damage is reported in glasshouse or outdoor crops. Spodoptera littoralis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is absent.

Liriomyza bryoniae* (EU Annexes) is widespread and present on the following hosts: Physalis alkekengi, Lupinus polyphyllus, Lamium galeobdolon, Galeopsis tetrahit, Antirrhinum majus, Lagenaria siceraria, Benincasa hispida, chrysanthemum and Phaseolus vulgaris.

Liriomyza huidobrensis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was found in 1999 in a few glasshouses and was successfully eradicated.

Liriomyza trifolii (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found in a few isolated cases on glasshouse crops and also on field crops of Trifolium spp. Because of the climate severity prevailing in the northern part of Slovenia, L. trifolii is unlikely to survive outdoors. The distribution of Liriomyza trifolii in glasshouses is restricted.

Liriomyza sativae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) is absent.

* ; The EPPO Secretariat had previously no data on the occurrence of this pest in Slovenia.


NPPO of Slovenia, 2000-04.