Eradication of Paysandisia archon from Switzerland
In Switzerland, Paysandisia archon (Lepidoptera: Castniidae – EPPO A2 List) had been detected on imported palm trees (Trachycarpus fortunei) in a garden centre in July 2010 (EPPO RS 2010/145). Eradication measures were immediately applied, and the pest was no longer detected during a specific survey conducted during the same year. Random official checks were also performed in the succeeding years without any detection of the pest.
The pest status of Paysandisia archon in Switzerland is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.
NPPO of Switzerland (2020-06).