EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/213

Opogona sacchari found and eradicated in Hungary

In 1993 in Hungary, damage of Opogona sacchari (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was observed in stems of two Dracaena fragrans (cv. Massangeana) plants belonging to the collection of an occasional florist in Budapest. The pest was rapidly eradicated. This first occurrence of O. sacchari in Hungary in 1993 can be regarded as a singular and isolated case, as the pest was never found again.


Tusnádi, C.K.; Sebestyén, R.; Mészáros, Z. (1997) [Occurrence of the banana moth (Opogona sacchari Bojer) (Lepidoptera: Tineidae) in Hungary, in stems of Dracaena fragrans (cv. Massageana).]
Növényvédelem, 33(10), 501-507.