Incursion of Liriomyza huidobrensis in Finland
In Finland, Liriomyza huidobrensis (Diptera: Agromyzidae – EPPO A2 List) has occasionally been found in glasshouses during the last decades, but each incursion has been subjected to eradication measures to prevent its establishment (see EPPO RS 93/014, 97/181, 2003/021, 2003/167). In 2009, L. huidobrensis was found at 3 places of production:
- on bedding plants of Petunia hybrida ‘Surfinia’, Sutera cordata and Helianthus annuus (on 2009-03-05),
- on bedding plants of Viola sp. (on 2009-04-01),
- it was caught on sticky traps at 1 place of production of bedding plants of Argyranthemum (on 2009-04-08).
The origins of these infestations are unknown for the moment. Appropriate treatments and quarantine measures have been taken in order to eradicate the pest.
The pest status of Liriomyza huidobrensis in Finland is officially declared as: Present, under eradication.
NPPO of Finland, 2009-04.