Identification of Liriomyza sativae on imports from Israel
In 1999, six consignments of basil (Ocimum basilicum) from Israel had been intercepted by France because of the presence of Liriomyza sativae (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) (see EPPO RS 99/164, 99/183). In 1999, a survey was carried out in Israel and specimens were sent to the Natural History Museum in London (GB) for confirmation. The specimens were identified as being L. bryoniae (EPPO RS 2000/001). In 2000, leafminer specimens intercepted by France on Ocimum basilicum from Israel were sent to Dr J.C. Deeming of the National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff (GB) who identified them as being L. sativae.
NPPO of France, 2000-11.