Incursion of Bemisia tabaci in Finland
Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae – EPPO A2 List) is occasionally found in Finland on glasshouse crops but is always subject to eradication measures to prevent its establishment (EPPO RS 2002/039, 2008/159). On 2009-04-06, B. tabaci was found on pot plants of Calibrachoa and Begonia at 1 place of production. B. tabaci was also found at another place of production on pot plants of Begonia on 2009-04-08. The origins of these outbreaks are still unknown for the moment. Appropriate treatments and quarantine measures were taken to eradicate the pest.
The pest status of Bemisia tabaci in Finland is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of Finland, 2009-04.