Eradication of Aculops fuchsiae from Belgium
In Belgium, the presence of Aculops fuchsiae (Acarida: Eriophyidae – EPPO A2 List) had been detected in Rumst (province of Antwerp) in 2012-08-08 by a private collector of fuchsia plants. All plants in the collection were destroyed and no new findings were made during follow up surveys. Therefore in May 2014, the NPPO of Belgium officially declared that A. fuchsiae was eradicated from Belgium.
The pest status of Aculops fuchsiae in Belgium is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.
NPPO of Belgium (2014-06).