Cacoecimorpha pronubana found on Pinus halepensis in Spain
In January 1996, in a forest nursery located in Arganda, near Madrid (Spain), a severe outbreak of caterpillars was observed on terminal shoots of Pinus halepensis. The attacked plants were young transplanted trees of approximately 3 year-old and 15-25 cm height. Samples were taken to the laboratory for identification. Adults could be obtained and were identified as Cacoecimorpha pronubana (EPPO A2 quarantine pest). Although, this pest is well known on horticultural crops, this is apparently the first report on Pinus.
Castresana, L.; Notario, A.; Iglesia, C. (1996) Nota sobre un Tortrícido, Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Hübner), que ataca a los pinos.
Boletín de Sanidad Vegetal - Plagas, 22(2), 469-473.