First report of Aproceros leucopoda in Estonia
The NPPO of Estonia recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first detection of Aproceros leucopoda (Hymenoptera: Argidae, zigzag elm sawfly – formerly EPPO Alert List) on its territory. The pest was found by a member of the public who had noticed defoliated elm trees (Ulmus glabra) in Ida-Viru county. He also found cocoons and larvae which were identified by a forest entomologist. No official phytosanitary measures will be taken.
The pest status of Aproceros leucopoda in Estonia is officially declared as: Present, only in some areas.
NPPO of Estonia (2017-09).