Carposina niponensis – nomenclature goes full circle
In the 1960s and 70s, a Far Eastern pest named Carposina sasakii appeared in the regulations of the USSR. This was then renamed Carposina niponensis and, under this name, added to the EPPO quarantine lists, and documented in a data sheet in Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, then in Quarantine Pests for Europe. It also appears in Annex II/A1 of EU Directive 2000/29. A review of the genus Carposina has led to the conclusion that the name C. niponensis and C. sasakii do not refer to one species. The pest species is C. sasakii, while C. niponensis is a distinct species of no economic importance. It is clear that, according to the original intention, the listed pest should be C. sasakii.
CABI Distribution Maps of Pests no. 511.