Aculops fuchsiae detected and eradicated in the Netherlands
In August 2015, the presence of Aculops fuchsiae (Acarida: Eriophyidae – EPPO A2 List) was confirmed on 3 plants of Fuchsia in a private garden located in Amsterdam. The owner of these plants had observed significant damage and subsequently contacted the NPPO. It is suspected that the pest has been introduced with infested plants from another EU member state in 2014. As a precaution, all Fuchsia plants present in the garden have been destroyed. One Fuchsia plant growing in a neighbouring garden was inspected but no signs of the pest were detected. The NPPO considered that the pest has been eradicated.
The pest status of Aculops fuchsiae in the Netherlands is officially declared as: Absent: Pest found present but eradicated.
IPPC website. Official Pest Reports – The Netherlands NLD-45/1 (2016-03-03) First finding of Aculops fuchsiae in plants of Fuchsia in a private garden in Amsterdam.