EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/055

First record of Opogona sacchari in Guadeloupe

The presence of Opogona sacchari (Lepidoptera: Tineidae – EPPO A2 List) is reported for the first time in Guadeloupe. Adults were collected in two instances: in November 2000 at Trois-Rivières on Musa sp. (banana), and in June 2001 at Capesterre-Belle-Eau on Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane).
The situation of Opogona sacchari in Guadeloupe can be described as follows: Present, first specimens were identified in 2000/2001 in two sites.


Ramel JM, Etienne J, Germain JF (2009) Présence d’Opogona sacchari (Bojer, 1856), la teigne du bananier, en Guadeloupe (Lepidoptera Tineidae). L’Entomologiste 4(2), 67-69.