EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2021 Num. article: 2021/034

First report and eradication of Neoleucinodes elegantalis in Switzerland

In Switzerland, a single adult of Neoleucinodes elegantalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae - EPPO A1 List) was found in a private household. No infested plant material was found. It is likely that the individual of N. elegantalis arrived with packaged fruits of either Solanum lycopersicum or Solanum melongena bought at local supermarkets. The introduction of the insect did not lead to its establishment. It may be recalled that in the EPPO region, N. elegantalis is regularly intercepted in imported consignments (see EPPO RS 2021/031).

The pest status of Neoleucinodes elegantalis in Switzerland is officially declared as: Absent, pest eradicated.


NPPO of Switzerland (2021-02).