EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/077

Incursion of Opogona sacchari in Poland

During an official survey carried out in Poland, Opogona sacchari (Lepidoptera: Tineidae – EPPO A2 List) was found in February 2019 on a ‘ficus ginseng’ plant (Ficus macrocarpa bonsai) showing signs of infestation in a ‘do-it-yourself’ shop in the city of Racibórz. Investigations showed that in this shop, 9 plants were infested and that they belonged to a lot which had been purchased from the Netherlands at the end of January 2019. All shops to which plants of the infested lot have been delivered are currently being inspected. The pest status of O. sacchari in Poland has not yet been determined.


NPPO of Poland (2019-02).