First report of Dasineura oxycoccana in Germany
The NPPO of Germany recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Dasyneura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae – formerly EPPO Alert List) on its territory. The insect was found in a fruit production site in Brandenburg on 50 plants of Vaccinium corymbosum cv. Liberty. On these plants, some twig tips showed necrosis, and in some cases, larvae were found inside these symptomatic twigs. The owner of the production site destroyed the infested parts of the plants. The source of this outbreak could not be ascertained, as Vaccinium plants of the infested plot originated from different origins.
The pest status of Dasineura oxycoccana in Germany is officially declared as: Present, only in some parts of the Member State concerned.
NPPO of Germany (2018-08).