EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/68

Hyphantria cunea found but not established in Denmark

In the EPPO RS 97/028, the finding of Hyphantria cunea (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) in Denmark was reported. The Danish Plant Directorate has informed the EPPO Secretariat that a single specimen of Hyphantria cunea was caught in a trap placed in the south of Falster island in 1986. It is presumed that it was transported by the wind from Poland. No other specimen of H. cunea has been found in Denmark since then, and therefore the pest should be considered as not established in the country.


Plant Protection Service of Denmark, 1997-02.