Update on the situation of Aculops fuchsiae in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, Aculops fuchsiae (Acari: Eriophyidae – EPPO A2 List) was found in July 2017 in a private garden in Hoeven (EPPO RS 2017/190). The NPPO of the Netherlands recently informed the Secretariat that this outbreak had been eradicated. About 150 Fuchsia plants were destroyed and a survey conducted in summer 2018 in the garden and its vicinity did not detected the pest (NPPO of the Netherlands, 2019). However, a new outbreak was found in July 2019 in a private garden in the municipality of Terneuzen. Eradication measures will be applied and a specific survey conducted.
The pest status of Aculops fuchsiae in the Netherlands is officially declared as: Transient: actionable, under eradication.
* NPPO of the Netherland (2019-07).